Peace Pole

DSC_0014 (343x515)DSC_0015 (515x343)Earlier this winter I was making a run for the studio when the Peace Pole caught my eye. I hadn’t noticed it for a while ( I hate to admit this), but on this particular day it jumped out at me.

It seemed so stark with the white background of winter, reminding me to shout out a prayer for peace. “Peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.” immediately crossed my mind.

A few years ago a friend of mine told me about the Peace Pole Project, and showed me his. I loved the idea of having this on our property, so this kind person made me one in his woodworking shop.

I chose the languages I wanted on the four sides. This shouldn’t have been stressful, but it was for some reason. Picking places that represent people I am particularly drawn to was difficult, since I lived in the Middle East at one time, plus love to travel and explore different cultures, there just seemed to not be enough “sides” on the pole to suit me. Oh, well.

What is a Peace Pole?  A Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument that displays the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail On Earth”. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries. They are reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. Oh, what a wonderful world it would be.

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peace my friends, Melissa


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