December Blog for Peace

This is the last challenge for the year.  I haven’t been consistent, but I will try to do better next year.  This month we are to have a Imageparty; invite people past and present.

My invitation list would look something like this:

John Lennon, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, the Buddha, Kurt Vonnegut, Einstein, Neil De Grasse Tyson, Isaac Asimov, Gloria Steinem to name a few off the top of my head.  I’d invite the local homeless and poor.  I might also invite some of the war mongers to try and get them to understand peace.  People like George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeni, and a selection of GOP congressmen.

The perfect place to hold a Peace party would be People’s Park in San Francisco.  It would be cold this time of year, but we could have those big event tents and gas heaters, and strings of holiday lights.  John Lennon and Yoko Ono would speak of their work for peace, Einstein would tell jokes, MLK and Gloria Steinem will remind us of the work yet to be done.

Music would be provided by John Lennon, with his sons, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Dave Matthews Band, and local children’s choirs.  Additional entertainment would be provided by a doggy holiday parade, and trick dog acts.  (Who can’t help but smile at dogs?)

I would have a gift giving portion of the party, though all the gifts would go to the poor and the homeless, especially children.

Food would be simple, homey and (mostly) healthy stuff.  Not the fru fru stuff of most big fetes.  I would serve roast turkey, fried chicken meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, freshly baked bread, fresh vegetables from local organic markets.  Deserts would also be simple: chocolate cake, pineapple upside down cake, angle-food cake, and fresh berries and cream.  I think serving such simple fare would enhance the feeling of peace, in that we can all recall Mom or Grandma making the same.  We all love comfort foods.  I believe comfortable people are more peaceful people.

Not the type of party many would give, but I’m a simple person.


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21 thoughts on “December Blog for Peace

  1. I was trying to think of who I would invite… and I couldn’t really think about anyone outside my immediate circle of family/friends/acquaintances that I would really want greatly to have… like famous people….. It will sound probably very ‘patronizing’…not really the word I want… but I would love to meet the bloggers that I have come to know quite well over the past two years…. I should and almost did say that part of me wanted to say I’d go out in my community and hand out pamphlets to whoever crossed my path..homeless or whomever and just ask who would like to come to my party…..Two totally different scenarios but that’s who came to mind… Diane

    1. I think it’s wonderful that the people you would invite are your closest friends and relatives. That should make you very happy.

      I immediately thought of the most peace-loving people I knew of. Too bad most of them are dead.

      Hope all is well and you are sleeping brilliantly.

      1. Normally I would say closest friends and relatives…but I wanted to exclude them as too obvious… and so my other choices bloggers etc… Sorry I didn’t write that very clearly….. I am sleeping much better…my body though I guess is so used to ‘little’ sleep I am gradually having to get it used to more …but I get at least 5-6 hours… hoping to build up to 7 or 8 hours lol…. Diane

  2. What an intriguing idea! I think I would invite all my doctors and then make them wait outside for 45 minutes or so. *hehe* Great post!

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