Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem


I’m honored once again to be a peace blogger. For this, my fourth year participating in BlogBlast for Peace, my Peace Globe is dedicated to Pete Seeger (1919-2014) who died earlier this year. The words inscribed on this globe are taken from words Pete had written on his banjo, “This Machine Surrounds Hate and Forces it to Surrender.”

Mr. Seeger sang about social injustice and political change. His songs were part of the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the environmental movement and the peace movement. More recently, he had sung at Occupy Wall Street in NYC. His songs were sung and recorded by artists around the world because they speak of hope rather than fears. Chances are that no matter what your political affiliation is, you’ve sung a Pete Seeger song sometime in your life.

My peeps saw Mr. Seeger perform many times in their younger days; in concert halls and on the street during rallies. No matter the venue or occasion, the constant was the audience singing along. That’s why I love this video. If you can’t see it, you can watch it on YouTube.



“It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.”—Pete Seeger

47 comments:

GLOGIRLY said...

What a beautiful peace post, CK. We didn't realize Pete Seeger wrote that song!

(((love)))

We're blasting for peace on Facebook today. xo

Patty Woodland said...

The male person will appreciate your globe today.

Lone Star Cats said...

Pawsome peace post!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human looks up to other humans like Pete Seeger.

Georgia and Julie said...

Great Peace globe and the message of Pete Seeger.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Molly TheWally said...

Peace to you CK and all your family. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

The Swiss Cats said...

Have a peaceful day. Purrs

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Purrfect PEACE post , CK !

XOXO

Fur Everywhere said...

We love the new look of your blog! Your globe is great, and I adore the quotes you shared.

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a wonderful post for peace.

Purrs and peace to you and your family, and to All Beings, today and always.

Austin Towers said...

Lovely post, CK :) xox

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Great peace post. Wishing you peace.

Cats of wildcat woods

Team Tabby said...

Wise words! Peace to all.

Moe
Mindy
Cookie
Mike

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Purrfect quote for your globe and Pinned. I almost did a snow globe too. Yours will be nice for the holidays too.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

LoVe this.
Of course, I LoVe Pete.

Dona nobis pacem.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a beautiful and amazing globe CK.

peace filled purrs
Annabelle♥Boo♥Jinx♥Ping

Tamago said...

What a purrfect post and image for peace! Love the quote by Pete Seeger, it is so true!
Peace to the world xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

This is such an awesome post for peace, CK. Love the quote by Pete Seeger ... so true.

Peace to you, TW and Pop, today and every day.

Akelamalu said...

Peace to you and yours

Marg said...

FAntastic Peace post. I love that video and that song. It is one of my favorites. What a great guy he must have been. I like that a lot. Thanks for putting this on here.

Mariodacat said...

Outstanding post CK. Love the video and really love your graphic.

Caren Gittleman said...

We are HUGE Pete Seeger fans here (people have said Lenny looks like him, but I don't see it)....we both LOVE folk music. Love your Peace Globe, going to pin it now!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Beautiful graphic and message.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Awesome!

Brian said...

That was beautiful CK! We sure hope Peace starts popping up everywhere!

Flynn said...

That is a lovely peace globe, and beautiful words. I am purring for peace.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Wonderful post and great song too!
I wish I knew about the blog for peace :( I only found out today, and I think it's too late.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love your peace globe, what a beautiful graphic.

Travis Cody said...

Your Peace Globe is fantastic, as is your Peace message.

Cheers!

The Florida Furkids said...

Dona Nobis Pacem! We're purring for peace too. Great Peace Globe!.

The Florida Furkids

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Pawsome peace globe! May peace be with us all now and always <3

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Perfect quote. Let's surround hate and smother it with purrs and love.
Peace.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a nifty post. We would never have thought of that, so we really enjoy it. Peace.

laura brown said...

Beautiful post!
Thank you for the video!

Noodle and crew

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Beautiful, CK. We purr for peace...today and every day.

Clooney said...

Beautiful peace globe and post. We love participating in blog4peace. Dona Nobis Pacem.

Anonymous said...

Gweat posty.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Anonymous said...

Lovely post and we love that song :) Peaceful Pawkisses, Little Binky and Granny :) <3

Michelle said...

Oh man... I was not expecting that song. Now I'm in tears. This one was what I wanted to sign at my gran's funeral, but I chickened out. I was afraid I'd start crying and not be able to sing.

I've always regretted that. I'll sing it on Nov 11.

Whew.. okay. Now the hi and Peace day greetings. I'm still making my way through Mimi's marvelous list. And I'm sharing all I find everywhere I can.

xx

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Indeed Mr Seeger used words of hope for coming together on common ground, not differences. Your peace globe is simply stunning

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Great sentiment and a nice tribute to Seeger too!

Anonymous said...

Love your Peace badge CK.....Mr. Seeger was a most special human.

Hugs, Sammy

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello darling girl, Your post is beautiful. I wish we had had a better influence on the darn election yesterday. Sigh.We do love Pete Seeger ;-)

On a happier note, did you notice in my "baby" pictures that your blue pillows were there waiting for you, even though you didn't even know it yet??? XOXOXOXO

Pawesome Cats said...

An awesome graphic. Peace to you all.

Annelisa Christensen said...

Thank you for sharing this. Like some others, I didn't realise he wrote this song...I've just had one of those welling-up moments! Beautiful.

Peace to you and yours

Nameste

Kitties Blue said...

Best Peace Blog of any we saw this year! What a purrfect song and performer to select. Mom's a bit jealous that your parents saw Pete Seeger in person, especially more than once. We are sending purrs and prayers of peace to you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Mimi Lenox said...

You've hit so many sparks of truth in this post. Your peace globe IS stunning, Stunning Keisha! It is as unique as you are. This post is moving and delightful. Thank you for sharing Pete's music and the spirit he wanted to convey to all of us.

You are # 8932 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery @ blog4peace.com
Thank you for blogging peace with us. Peace to you and yours always,
Mimi