Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

Missy Blue Eyes' Peace Globe is at the very bottom of this post.

I shall write peace upon your wings,
your heart
and you shall fly
around the world
so that children will no longer have to die this way.


This haiku was written by Sadako Sasaki,
a young girl who died from radiation-induced leukemia while folding hundreds of origami cranes in a wish for world peace.
She has become a symbol of the impact of nuclear war.

August 15th is celebrated in Japan as annual Peace and Love Day in Sadako's memory.

During her last days, she heard the story that one who folded a Thousand Origami Cranes would be granted a wish. She began folding cranes while wishing there would never be any more wars. Legend has it she only folded 644 before her death, and that her friends finished the rest and buried them with her. She is often depicted in statues as holding a folded paper crane.

This is the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
The statue on the top is Sadako holding a paper crane.
A plaque at the foot of the statue reads:
This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world.


Let us all remember we have more in common than differences.



45 comments:

Mimi Lenox said...

For them.
What a beautiful tribute.
This is special.Thank you for informing us and educating us and moving us to understanding.

Peace,
Mimi

FickleMinded said...

Wow! what a story about Peace.Thanks for shairng.

Lux said...

Thank you for sharing that touching story. Peace to you, my friends.

~ Luxie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think that is a lovely tribute.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful Peace Post
Sending*Peace*Love*Light*

catsynth said...

That's a beautiful story for peace.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Fabulous peace globes! Let there be peace.

Barbara said...

How so beautiful; thank you for sharing this story.
The Peace flame of Hiroshima is VERY fitting for Blog blast too.

Peace be with you and all who pass here.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

What a powerful Peace message! Thank you for sharing it with us! We are Purring and Purring for Peace!

ZOOLATRY said...

Thank you for the beautiful story of Sadako.
May all of you find a moment of peace in every day.

Parker said...

Peace to you and to the entire world. Smooches!

Hootin' Anni said...

Two wonderful globes!!!!

Come on over, and read my impressions of peace if you can find time today.

Everycat said...

Thats a touching story and a lovely globe. Have a very peaceful day.

Thanks for visiting us!

Whicky Wuudler

The Island Cats said...

That's a great story! Peace to all of you!

Alasandra said...

Our Daddy went to the Peace Park in Nagasaki and he said it was very moving. Purring for Peace ~S,S & C

Kaz's Cats said...

Thanks for a lovely and moving post about peace. I get too wrapped up in my everyday world sometimes, and lose sight of the bigger picture. That's a beautiful reminder...

Kaz (Mum to Gypsy & Tasha)

The Meezers said...

beautiful globes!!!! Purrs and peace to you!

FAITH BOO!! PLEASE come and playplayplay wif me and maybe runrunrun and ZOOMZOOMZOOM and then maybe cuddle? ME does not haf anyfing con-taj-us. - Billy SweetFeets

Michelle said...

Beautiful globes and beautiful words.

Peace to you.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We have never read the story of the young girl. Thank you for sharing.
Peace to you...
~ The Bunch

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Beautiful story of Sadako! Peace to you all and let Peace begin with us!
Your FL furiends,

Ivanhoe said...

What a moving story about Sadako. Your globes are beautiful. Peace & love to you :o)

Shadow / Molly said...

Pawsome post! We loves yer peace globe too!

Peace will come someday, we furrys will convince the furless ones of dat!

Tybalt said...

This is an absolutely beautiful post. Purrfect.

Purrs for Peace. <3

jennifer said...

This post in it's entirety was wonderful. From the story to the quote from Mother Teresa... completely lovely.

I hope that you have a peace filled day.

Raven said...

Beautiful post. I had not heard that story before. Thank you for sharing it.

DEBRA said...

Wow what a beautiful tribute and how very touching ...thank you.

purrs for peace
Abby

Daisy said...

What a beautiful and touching story. Peace and hugs to you, my friends.

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a beautiful post. Peace and purrs to you all.

Travis said...

Peace for the children. Sometimes I think we grown ups should just get out of the way of the children.

Peace.

Shannon H. said...

Very beautiful.

Peace!

China Cat said...

Thanks for sharing that tribute with us!

Peace and Purrrrrrs,
China Cat & Willow

Sara, Bebe and Iago said...

Peace, Play & purrs!

Jennifer said...

Peace!

Lee said...

This is a very moving tribute. Thank you for sharing it with the blogosphere. Nice job on your Peace Globes as well. Peace!

Finding Pam... said...

Just an insightful post about the forgotten children of war. Touching and inspirational peace globe.

Peace to you and yours.

caspersmom said...

Oh pretty Missy Blue Eyes, love that picture of you and wishing everyone peace. May Peace be with all of you.

Casper

Julie said...

I talked to my daughter about the origami project and she had heard about it. When did this take place?

Really interesting....thanks for sharing.

May the spirit of peace take over!

MaoMao said...

Oh wowie. Your peace postie put tears in Momma's eyes. So beeyootiful.

Peace and love to you and yours!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and the Ballicai.

Tesla & Hansel said...

ohhh nooos i fink mommeh might take picshures now of meh bare butts.

Fin said...

Purrs and Peace I say. Lovely post

Mickey said...

Beautiful post!!! Made our eyes leak a bit.
Peace to you and your family :)

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Asta said...

Missy Blue eyes and all of you cuties and ML
That was a bootiful Haiku and stowy..I pway someday it can be twue
love and
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Cat Realm said...

Peace to you! And the whole world. We hope one day it might happen...
Mrs. OZ, Tintin and Karl

Dianne said...

this brought tears to my eyes

Julia Smith said...

A very moving story about Sadako Sasaki, and two beautiful peace globes. Happy Blogblast For Peace Weekend!