Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hope for a More Peaceful World

6 July is a very special date. It is my oldest son Daniel's birthday. It is also my Mother Gill's birthday. And, too, Meryl Streep's, Nelson Mandela's, Johannes Gutenberg's, Pablo Neruda's, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and the venerable Dalai Lama. . .

Gentle strength and a steady gaze are just two of the many fine qualities these excellent people have in common.

Blessings all.

Link to YouTube
& His Holiness's website

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


  1. Many happy days to your Daniel!

  2. Thanks, T. Remarkably, he's 23... that's a lot of years! L, C x

  3. dear T, happy birthday to the mother and the son!
    today, july 7, is my son's birthday--my only child. (age 34! how can that be?)

  4. Hi Susan --- July sons! Aren't they excellent... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to yours (and the Hollanders have a lovely habit of congratulating the parents on the occasion of their offspring's birthday). Like you, I don't know where the years have gone, only that they have full and far from dull! Love to you, C x