Friday, April 1, 2011

hey world

Does anyone know whose hand this is?

Seriously, this funky hand impression surfaced when I was rummaging through drawers and shelves for the pledge. It is unlabeled. I know it's not my husband's because his mother responsibly labeled his. So it's either mine or one of the kids'. That means it could belong to any one of six people. I can't even make a guess with those numbers. I guess I'll hang it somewhere and we'll just call it the orange hand.

This video has been around for some time, there are several versions, even one made with real and controversial images from Haiti. I like the hand imagery and may do something like it with the hand up there. With all that's going on in the world, sometimes it's nice to watch a little video and listen to a song that says a lot. A lot. And I'm not giving up either.



  1. this is a fantastic video to wake up at all what is going on in the world, never seen it before, as women we need to stop men "making wars" and killing innocents, don't know where to start!

  2. Deanna, I believe in you.

    Goosebumps here. Or, rather, truth-bumps.

  3. Herm, yes, it's a good one. More uplifting than the old "Eve of Destruction" . . . women (& men) are coming back into their feminine power and I hope we can do what you say and not give up...

  4. When I was in high school and college I was a staunch pacifist and my anthem was Buffy St.Marie's "Universal Soldier". I truly believed that if all the soldiers just refused to go, war would stop. Now these many years later, it seems so complicated, often so hopeless. But I still believe in the power of the individual to make a difference.

  5. Cheryl, I do too -- pretty sure that's always what it comes down to. In the past I've stood with Women in Black, a good way to display my peace activism ... in silence.

    You've reminded me of something. A while back, in Chechnya I think, do you remember there was a write-up about a group of Russian mothers going to the front, collecting their sons and taking them home. I remember how much I LOVED that.

  6. Love the video. One person can change everything and make a difference.
    You make a difference in my life :)
    thank you<3

  7. Marie, thank YOU. . . oh you don't even know what a joy you've been for me, girlie!