Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Peace crane @ Manzanar - with text

The state of the world this week had me tuning into the news more often than usual. I saw a clip of a man who carried a portable piano on his bike to the sidewalk in front of one of the Paris attacks. He sat down and began to play the John Lennon song, Imagine. The crowds gathered around him and a hush fell as tears streamed down faces filled with confusion and fear.

I am also reminded of a poster we have had in our home for so many, many years it is faded and tattered at the corners but the message remains strong.


Here’s for all we yearn for peace and understanding.


This post is part of Colleen’s weekly writer’s quote feature on SilverThreading. Make sure to stop by her blog and check out her round-up of all the great quotes.

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7 comments on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday

  1. Behind the Story says:

    Great quotes for this week.

  2. MariHoward says:

    Thank you Francis: last time I looked (an hour or so ago, this evening) the FB was getting crowded with contentious postings, everyone arguing with everyone else and often spitefully, or fuelled by fear. Some were ‘friends’ and others were unknowns. It was horrible. The phase after the candles and flowers …. What you’ve put on here is sensible and peaceful and decent. Thank you!

    • You are most welcome. I don’t use Facebook or my blog or Twitter for political commentary or such things. Don’t go on rants – though some days I really want to. But now and then – well – now and then, I feel the need to make a stand for pause and thoughtfulness. Glad it struck the right note.

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Thanks for this, Francis!

  4. smilecalm says:

    feeling your peace, Francis 🙂

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