Ecuador – Sept. 21, 2013 – Not only is the sun straight overhead at high noon on the equinox, but today is also World Peace Day. Even if you didn’t mark the sun’s placement in your part of the world, and even if you didn’t make an outward (wear white) statement for world peace, please take a moment to reflect on where we are as a collective whole. Continue reading
The art of hammocking in Ecuador rivals another art, that of idyllic gazing from doors and windows! Slow your pace and absorb the surroundings, and most likely you’ll find a set of smiling eyes peering from a window or doorway! Smile, and they return a twice-as-radiant smile!
How could I NOT share these door and window moments to compliment the previous post about hammocks? Continue reading
Jama Ecuador (April 27, 2013)
MARCHA BLANCA POR LA PAZ DE JAMA –
A White March for Peace, planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow, will unite the locals of Jama in standing up and speaking out against crime. Their non-political march will send the message, “Not in our backyard!”
Concerned about several recent robberies in the area, the locals will show their solidarity by wearing white and carrying a token white flag. The march will begin in front of the iglesia by the park at 11 o’clock tomorrow/Sunday.
Last August I witnessed a similar march in Bahia de Caraquez. Seeing the blanket of people dressed in white moved me to tears. The people of Jama hope to have an equally-heartwarming march. Read about Bahia’s march HERE.
May the concept of White for Peace continue to sweep crime back in its place. If crime is escalating in your area, why not organize a Marcha Blanca Por La Paz as well?
(A special thanks to Lesli Flaman for keeping us informed about local events!)
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What? (Gasp!) Wear white AFTER Labor Day? (Do we dare?)
Lesley and Rosie (of Wandering Rose) both agreed to help kick off the ‘Wear White for Peace’ awareness in honor of the International Peace Day, which coincides with our yearly equinox on September 21. “Surely,” we mused, “we could get a token thousand or so people to wear white?” With your help, we could unite the world in a token salute of white!