We live in a time when peace is a radical disruption. Scarcity and grasping dictate our systems, marketing and hierarchical sorting assault from billboards and screens and feeds and without our active resistance, we are swallowed and savaged. Peace is the laying of brick, the calloused-hand heavy-lifted work of building a truth solid enough to stay and soft enough to bend. Peace is the stubborn learning to not be swept into the fray - to stand open-hearted and sure-steady, to take undeterred steps in the direction of the good that lies hopeful in each fearful soul. Peace has to lay her hands on the violence. Peace names and corrects and repairs. Peace mothers fiercely, mothers firmly, peace calls oceans to be still. Peace trusts her knowing. Peace does not close her eyes.
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