I know it was announced last week that CardCastlesInTheSky will only have Sunday posts until January 2014, but there had to be an exception today for two reasons.
The Monthly Peace Challenge for October called for an imagining of our world as peaceful. Being a parent, this stirred up thoughts of our children. My uncle, a retired law-enforcement officer, is now running for the Board of Education in his district. Sadly, one of the issues that came up in the interviews during the “Meet the Candidates” meeting was guns in schools. It’s a little unsettling that we have to talk about this, but this is our world now. You can watch that video below. His name is Gerald Bruno, and I am very proud to call him family.
This is what a peaceful world would look like to me.
The world is quiet now
It is free of strong sorrow
The children run and laugh and play
Love stretches to every corner
We are free to roam outside
If our world was completely free of pain I’d dream it sounded something like that. Maybe someday. One can dream, right?
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