Monday, December 28, 2009

Things remembered

With the advent of the constant contact and the virtual world, I want to take a look at where we have been. This isn't just a nostalgic look at things, but to see what we have given up to keep up with our obsessive nature.

  • WOW used to be an interjection expressing amazement, not an acronym
  • Instant gratification meant 4-6 weeks delivery
  • Members of social communities actually knew what each other looked like
  • People actually knew how to spell and use proper grammar, and be ashamed if they didn't use both
  • Ancient meant really old, not older than 5 years
  • Blending was something that you did with food, not families

What things do you think we have lost with our modern society? And do you think this is a question that could apply to any point in time (like people in the 1910's ask what they have lost since the turn of the century, etc)?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is peace

What is peace?

We can pass the peace

There’s Rest in Peace

There’s Peace of mind

We can go in peace

And we can wish the peace be with you


War is not peace.

There’s war and peace

There’s make love not war

But peace isn’t love

Being at peace doesn’t preclude love

Does not war ensure peace in the end?

The dove of peace is not a bird

Do birds live in peace?

Birds are birds, and birds do what birds want to do

They don’t know what peace is

The dove of peace is a state of mind

So, what is peace?

Freedom from oppression?

Freedom of expression?

Freedom of choice?

Freedom of voice?

These are freedoms enjoyed,

But they aren’t peace

Peace is rest

Being secure in knowing that all is well

You don’t need to worry

I will ensure your peace for tonight.