Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

I’m honored once again to be a peace blogger. For this, my fifth year participating in BlogBlast for Peace, my Peace Globe is dedicated to the great men and women who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace. I’m including quotes by a few of them. This is in no way inclusive so don’t get insulted if your favorite peace quote isn’t included. BlogBlast for Peace was started in 2006 by Mimi Lenox. She wanted to know what would happen if all bloggers everywhere signed their name across an Earth globe and posted about peace on the SAME DAY with the title Dona Nobis Pacem.

A few weeks ago, Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & Meows axed me to list three of my most favorite quotes. I’ve struggled for the past few weeks trying to think of how to narrow all these wonderfully quotable people down to three. Then I remembered: I don’t follow no stinking rules so I’m gonna quote a bunch of people.

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

Stunning Keisha—Dona Nobis Pacem

I’m ending this post with a tribute to a remarkable man who’s spirit embodied all the above people. If you needed a place to stay, he opened up his home. If you needed a hand, he’d hire you in the store he owned. If you needed a ride home, he’d drive you. If you needed to talk, he’d listen. TW’s friend Michael Carlucci passed away last Thursday. If you need proof as to what a remarkable man he was, just read the tributes and testimonials on his Facebook page.

TW first met Michael when she was a fledgling rock writer given the assignment to innerview his band, Winter Hours. Over the years she innerviewed him many times and they became friends who she saw often with his band and at the record store he owned. He was always innerducing her to new (sometimes old) music that she may have missed—Nick Drake for instance. They shared musical tastes and would trade tapes and videos.  His kindheartedness didn’t just apply for friends but family and friends of friends also. TW hadn’t seen him in about ten years but he always kept in touch on FB. She’ll always have the memories and the music to remember him by. She wants me to share a song with you now.



What is your favorite quote about peace?

36 comments:

  1. Although my human didn't know your friend, when she went to his Facebook page, she saw she had several friends in common with him other than your human. Small world.

    I'm purring lots for peace today.

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  2. Together we nurture a world perspective.
    Today. And every day.
    Peace.

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  3. Terrific post, CK! We are not blogging specifically for peace today, but every day we pray for it and try to live in peace and harmony...... . . even with Tigger!!! ❤️

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  4. Your B4P posts and globe always put us to shame. We so admire you CK, and TW especially on this day. The creativity of your globe is something we look forward to. And the sincerity of your post is heartfelt. We will try harder to think larger next year. You inspire us.

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  5. Love your peace post CK, it's beautiful. I'm so sorry TW lost her dear friend. Sounds like he was such a wonderful person. Hugs, peace and love to you xoxo

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  6. I love the quotes you chose, and so sorry for the loss of your friend. He sounds like a very special man.

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  7. That was a terrific post CK! We sure hope peace finally catches on, it's worth it.

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  8. We love your quotes, CK! We are very sorry to hear about your human's friend. He sounds like a really great man. Sending hugs and purrs for your human. <3

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  9. Mom had not heard that Eisenhower quote before. All those you picked are excellent, but that one touched her the most. A very well done Peace post #BlogBlast4Peace. Our condolences to TW's friend, Michael Carlucci's family. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  10. Beautiful
    Purrs4Peace
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping & Mr Jinx

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  11. Love. What a beautiful post. Your Peace Globe is so very lovely. Our favorite quotes from your post are the Pope Francis ones. Purrs to TW on the loss of her special friend, lovely tribute. We join you today in blogging for peace.

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  12. What a beautiful post, CK. The quotes you chose are beautiful and inspiring.
    We're all reaching our paws across the miles to join you in peace.

    We're so very sorry about TW's friend. (((purrs)))

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  13. We're purring, praying and wishing for peace today and everyday, CK. We are sorry to hear about TW's friend. He sounds like someone who was full of love, care and peace, for sure.

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  14. That is a beautiful post CK. Pricilla took this year off and left it to the Farm cats to blog for Peace.

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  15. A beautiful post, wonderful peace globe and quotes...........peace to you and yours.

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  16. Fantastic post!! We're purring for peace too

    The Florida Furkids

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  17. Very nice graphic. Peace be with you CK

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  18. Thank you for such a beautiful post. We too are purring for Peace, today and Everyday! Purrs, Greyson, Mr. Chivers, Tabitha and Chloe

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  19. This a favorite holiday of ours and we love to participate and visit all the awesome peace globes.

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  20. This is a wonderful post and globe. My mum forgot to help me with my globe this year, so I have reused my globe from last year. am sorry TW lost her good friend.

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  21. Beautiful post today, CK! I love the quotes. It would be nice to see all of the craziness come to an end and let people live their lives free of fear.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  22. Great globes and quotations, CK! We didn't know TW's friend but he evidently was an interesting man.

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  23. Excellent quotes. Peace. XO I am sorry about TW's friend.

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  24. Peace to you and yours.

    http://www.momentsofintrospection.com/2015/11/dona-nobis-pacem-grant-us-peace.html

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  25. What a beautiful peace post, CK. We're sorry about TW's friend. He sounded like a great human.

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  26. CK, Kozmo here, can I say you look stunning! And I LOVE your beautiful post!
    Kozmo,
    the Man Cat From Hell!

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  27. Such wonderful quotes with Dr. Martin Luther King and Dwight D Eisenhower my favorites. I am very sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend

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  28. Here are two the Human likes:

    * Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. --Amelia Earhart
    * Teach us to care and not to care/Teach us to sit still. --T.S. Eliot

    We lubs you and your Humans CK <3 <3

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  29. I love all of those quotes. Glad you thumbed your nose at the rules and posted so many instead of just three. And I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

    Peace to all.

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  30. Miss Mimi's idea has blossomed through the years - we read a LOT of peace blogs yesterday and saw a lot of wonderful peace globes/badges......if all that energy can come together on one day in the blogosphere, surely we can have peace one day.......REAL peace.

    Hugs, Sammy

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  31. Weez be purrin' fur peace too CK. Gweat posty wiff lots of gweat quotes.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  32. We love the quotes!
    Peace and love...

    Noodle and crew

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  33. oh, we are so very sorry for the loss of your friend. What a talented person!

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  34. What a treat to come here this morning and feast on a banquet of peace quotes. So beautifully done!

    I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. He sounds like a person who could (and did) change the world with his kindness. Hugs and prayers to you and yours.

    Thank you for blessing us with this post!!! Sharing extensively!
    Mimi

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