Walking through the studio on Christmas day, deep snow and everything frozen outside. A sudden beam of bright sunlight lit up this piece that I have been adding to over the last few months. I knew at that moment that I must use this image to usher in the new year. The work is words of peace in many languages repeatedly woven through this quote by Adlai E. Stevenson.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
I post it here on the last day of 2010 in the hope that mankind will collectively see the light, and that we and our children will at last see a world where war, suffering, torture, famine, disease, pollution, usury, and all the other ills of the present day will become just another distant blot in the history books. Let us hope we can prove that another of Mr Stevenson’s thoughts is unfounded :-
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
Gill and I wish you all a Happy, Peaceful and Inspirational New Year, and pray that you are able to find that ” Peace which passeth all understanding “.