Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Early Years

First Few Stones

Peace Rally Anti Iraq War 2003
This blog is a work in progress. It starts with the first few stones collected in the 1980s. Since that time there are over 120 personally collected, from all over the world.

Each stone has a memory. It may be a marker that points to conflicts which affected local, national or world peace from anywhere on earth and at any time in history. It may be an example of the many places on earth where peace exists and where we can enjoy the beauty of what our planet has to offer. In some cases, they are personal reminders from the writer's own life.

As time goes by, you will find photographs and information to flesh out the stories that these stones tell.

In the meanwhile, here a a few quotations to whet your appetite......

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is
for good men to do nothing"
  Edmund Burke
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” 
John Lennon
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King 
“Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein 
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
Dalai Lama