Where Does it Begin?
What is peace? Where
does it begin? In cessation
of all hostilities? Between
countries, nations, ideologies?
Lack of a need for all boundaries
between states, communities,
cities and towns? End of
competition between schools,
religions, students, rivals, sisters
and brothers, fathers and sons?
But then I remember that single
moment of utter stillness.
Years ago, buried under time
passing, other lives lived, both
remembered and sometimes
forgotten in need to continue.
That one moment, silent and still.
World stopped, Universe holding
its breath, everything waiting
for me to hear sound of my own
Elizabeth Crawford 5/29/2019
Process Notes: Biographical and true. At age 27, I had a spiritual experience. A singular moment of awareness in which I knew that the only thing I could ever change was me. I am now 73 and still see myself as a work in progress. Image is a template I made from one of my doodles and colored it with India Ink, then gave it a digital background.