“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Sacred, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of [people]”. – Black Elk
“Each step outside our everyday lives is a step into the everyday lives of others. These are the steps-one by one, which pave the way to Peace.
Community, Family, Peace.
Touch one life and you touch all the lives that life touches. It’s the kind of powerful force that makes strangers into friends and friends into family.”
I am also sharing this with Ashley, Mike, and Tom on the March for Peace site:
It is a wide, brave gap between knowing the right thing and doing the right thing. Sometimes, the bridge is there and all we do is walk across, but sometimes we must pave the way. –daphne comeau
ALL MY GRATITUDE TO YOU WHO PAVE THE WAY, AND DECIDE THAT NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT, BECAUSE NOTHING ELSE IS. THANK YOU!!!
Sometimes the photographs I put up here are people who were in my life momentarily and contributed to Speak YOUR Peace. I met Daphne, however, at the beginning of PEACE SCOOTER, and she’s gonna be in my life forever. Daphne was behind the scenes in PEACE SCOOTER. She has given me laugh wrinkles around my eyes; talked to me while I waited for storms to pass and keep scootin; driven 1,500 miles to be at the finish line in Texas; heard my frustrations; told me the final death toll the day I held a memorial in Nebraska; contacted Peace organizations and media; called motels to wrangle deals; and continues to tell people about Speak YOUR Peace-in a way that makes me look shy. Rock ON Switchboard! (1643)