Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

07 November 2007

Dona Nobis Pacem 7th Nov 2007

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© Annelisa Christensen 12:01 am

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At November 07, 2007 3:33 am, Blogger Travis Cody said...

I like this message.

Happy Peace Day.

At November 07, 2007 3:43 am, Blogger Lux said...

Just lovely - peace to you (and all of us)!

At November 07, 2007 9:21 am, Blogger Queenie said...


At November 07, 2007 3:01 pm, Blogger Durward Discussion said...

The montage of pictures is so moving. May this day and those of the future be filled with peace.

At November 07, 2007 3:44 pm, Blogger exskindiver said...

i love that you play this song every blogblast for peace day.
i enjoy it so.
peace to you annelisa.
the pictures are beautiful.

At November 07, 2007 3:48 pm, Blogger Unknown said...

Love and peace to you and your family, my friend!

Love your post and the collages!

At November 07, 2007 6:07 pm, Blogger Me. Here. Right now. said...


At November 07, 2007 6:59 pm, Blogger Richard said...

How I wish it were true that people would live peacefully together, but that would require grandeur and nobleness of human spirit. I have now given up hope that it exists. Human history is replete with stories of the dark side of human nature. The warlords in Afghanistan and the tribal divisions in Iraq are powerful reminders of the whole of human history. There is nothing new in the ideas, the emotions, the ideology that drives them than there was 5000 years ago in Babylon or Assyria or Egypt.

Humans exploit. Humans kill. Humans disadvantage others. It is our nature. I used to think the problem was ignorance. Just a little education, a cogent explanation of why human respect and dignity matters would readily put to rout the violence and ignorance. It doesn't.

Maybe it is why I like the movie Forbidden Planet so much, because it abstracts these themes.

even in you, the loving father, there still exists the mindless primitive ... more enraged and more inflamed with each new frustration

Read the whole (slighted abridged) climatic dialogue here (or, better yet, rent the movie).

However, I am a fool. I always have been. I believe that humans are capable of more, are capable or beauty and joy and love and peace and prosperity. I don't know how to achieve it, but I refuse to give up, to give in. I am an idealist and I will die an idealist, even if people ridicule me.

Today's magic word: vithdn. I have no idea what it means.

At November 08, 2007 12:33 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I would love to add.."And there is always a reason NOT to fight." That's what I put on my virtual virtual peace globe..the one in my mind and spirit.If only people could see that reason in each one of their battles.
Happy Peace Day on Nov. 7th, AL.

At November 08, 2007 1:05 am, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Life is just so
Some look for a reason to live
Some look for a reason to die

Some will die for love
Some will die for beliefs
Some will die for loved ones
Some will die for King & Country
Some will die from deadly disease

But let us not forget to live
To love & live is something we do
whatever it is we love, and live or die for.

Peace is an 'ideal' and yet it is hate and fear are so easy to sell.

At November 08, 2007 1:58 am, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa - This is a huge peace blog now! I love your globes. They make quite the statement. I hope you are doing well tonight.

Your sunset and sunrise photographs will always be a major part of BlogBlast For Peace. A special place in my heart.
Peace and love to you,

At November 08, 2007 4:04 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

I'd rather have a hug and peace anyday.

Love your peace globes my friend and here's a ((HUG)) for you. x

At November 12, 2007 8:29 am, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Something For You

At November 12, 2007 3:55 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How ya doin sweetie?

At November 12, 2007 10:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a wonderful post...

At November 15, 2007 8:16 pm, Blogger goatman said...

Sometimes I fear leaving this world in a not so much different state as that through which passed while growing up. The killing and maiming of innocents, deceit, ego driven attack and destruction; weapons so dangerous that they should not be in the hands of anyone, much less governments.
Peace day seems to reinforce my fading hopes for peaceful future. The other days of the year, I am a happy camper! (I wish)

At November 16, 2007 4:44 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Annelisa, Annelisa are you there? I miss you. x

At November 17, 2007 7:19 pm, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

This is marvelous. Yes, I'd prefer a universal hug. I can't think of any reason to fight with anyone!

At November 17, 2007 8:53 pm, Blogger Carver said...

Those are beautiful and so true. Thanks for visiting my blog. As ever, Carver

At November 18, 2007 1:43 am, Blogger Pam said...

i love your peace globe and message...i'll definitely have to check out how it all began.

thx for stopping by my life w hashi blog. it's been going on 9 yrs now and i was only diagnosed about 4 yrs. they say my thyroid's pretty much gone, but i think it's up to me now to feel better. i got a fortune cookie the other day that said 'make the first step'. i thought how apt. i'm glad you are tapering off the meds. i've heard of that and if you have 'some' thyroid function left it is possible. so here's to world peace and healthy thyroids. cheers! xo

At November 18, 2007 3:50 am, Blogger Jeff B said...

WOW Your peace globes are amazing. Not just the photos but the message as well.

Thanks for comming by

At November 18, 2007 8:07 am, Blogger RUTH said...

A wonderful blog. Beautiful Peace Globes and fabulous skies.

At November 22, 2007 12:03 am, Blogger TopChamp said...

i see nanowrimo is going ok - hope you're well x

At November 22, 2007 11:21 am, Blogger Queenie said...

Sending warm thoughts and ((((hugs)))).

At November 23, 2007 4:04 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Are you OK honey?


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