Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I have had these photos since my early 20's (that's almost 40 years for those of you who don't know me!). They appealed to me then and they appeal to me now.

This one is titled "Peace" and it is 93 feet tall. It stands on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Timber Cove, near Jenner, California. I once stayed in a room where you could see this statue from every window and even if you were in bed. It was the most glorious sight to behold. And it still inspires good thoughts when I look at these photos.

Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano was a California-based Italian sculptor who made large-scale monuments, usually of granite. They often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes.

With our earth going so haywire at this time, it is fitting that we all raise a hand across oceans, across lands, across the world and wish for peace. May we all strive to achieve it within our lifetimes.

To paraphrase Wayne Dyer: we all showed up on this earth as tiny infants capable of an infinite amount of possibilities. Open your mind to ALL possibilities. Don't allow yourself to be pigeon-holed, and stay open to the possibilities to contribute to individual and world peace.

The sound of "ahhhh" is in names of the Divine according to Dyer. God, Yahweh, Allah, Krishna, Jehovah, Ra, and Ptah. 20 minutes in the morning...create inner peace. Ahhhhhhhhhh!


  1. Ahhhhh, I wish we could give peace a chance-- wouldn't that be a wonderful world.

  2. That is such a wonderful sculpture, what a beautiful thing to wake up to!


  3. nice thoughts around the statues...if only we could..ah...

  4. Donna--yes, wouldn't it? I have to keep reminding myself when I find myself falling into all-too-familiar patterns of "judging" (See Maggie's Secret Garden about typing yourself). I guess it has to start with each one of us and hopefully, one by one, it will happen. There is so much greed, corruption, hatred, etc. in the world. Wouldn't it be great if we could just erase it all and start from scratch?

  5. Love the statue and I'm ready to erase it all and start from scratch too.

  6. How beautiful that is! little modest peace pole in the middle of my garden, has different Native American words for "peace" that I burned into it. It is topped with a copper cap. It is about 8 feet tall...and I love it.


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