Creating Peace One Person at a Time
so often a book passes my desk that I call a “keeper.”
I have read many books that I read and then stored away
for or lent to others (which is tantamount to giving
the person the book).
Peace by Wendy Anderson
the situation is different. It is a book that I will
read often and it can take a long time to read if one
soaks up the message and the beautiful illustrations.
As the reader reads the book, he should look closely
at the illustrations and the sparse text. Don't let
the sparse text fool you—it carries a wallop.
the intro to the book on the inside covers says, “This
poetic and soothing book ponders the eternal question
asked in the Tao Te Ching: How can we bring peace
to the world? Author and illustrator Wendy Anderson
Halperin has some suggestions that just might work.
The author asks us to use our senses to feel peace:
seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and hearing.
author starts the journey for peace with: For peace
in the the world there must be peace in the nations.
For peace in the nations there must be peace in the
cities and continues to: There must be peace in our
heart. Really where peace lies. Then the authors
reverses the journey with: When there is peace in
our hearts, there will be peace in the nations and we
will have peace in the world.
book ends with a lovely Apache blessing: “Walk
gently through the world and know its beauty all the
days of your life.”
the book and heed the suggestions and we can start world
peace one person at a time. Book should be read by parents
to youngsters and youngsters to parents. Don't forget
to spend an ample amount of time on the illustrations.