Dona Nobis Pacem 2017 – Get Involved

This is going to be a rather musical Peace Blog entry as I’ve been doing it now for more than a decade, and needed a new idea of two.  Albert Einstein provided the quote.  One very brave totally involved lady eagle kept her newest brood safe from a completely unexpected DC snowstorm.  During the worst of it, her mate lay on top of her to shield them all.  Sometimes we all need to accept the assistance of others to weather the worst of life’s events.  When it comes to peace, get involved.

Each year Queen Mimi of Bloggingham Castle requests an encore from The Bear A Tones.  When her majesty makes a decree for Dona Nobis Pacem, this wonderful Colorado Bob creation must appear.

On Broadway there is a great show Come From Away.  If you can get to New York while it is still playing do so.  If not get the album.  It tells the story of the planes that were grounded in Nova Scotia due to the 9/11 attack, the passengers from all over the world who were stranded together and the amazing Canadians who welcomed and cared for them.  Which brings us once more to the “when feeling overwhelmed, get involved” theme.  It is a funny, thoughtful, both sad and joyous show.  In the middle of it, several people are seeking peace and they find it in old hymns and remembered songs of their various faiths with a prayer for peace.  Today let’s sing that prayer together.

 

About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls
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13 Responses to Dona Nobis Pacem 2017 – Get Involved

  1. Jamie says:

    If you stop by, please say hello.

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  2. Granny Mumantoog says:

    Great post! Love all the peace related reminders. I’ve been fascinated with Come From Away since it came out. I don’t know if you saw this but I thought you might enjoy some background from the writers. (As singers, they make lovely song writers LOL!) Seems that they had hundreds of amazing stories to choose from so kudos to them for being able to distill them all into this terrific musical!

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  3. Marv says:

    Most wonderful post! And The Bear A Tones – priceless!!! I was telling a friend of mine about them and for the life of me I could NOT remember where and what they were called!
    Thanks and Happy World Peace Day!
    Purrs
    Marv and Mom Barb

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  4. Mimi Lenox says:

    Jamie – You have obeyed the Queen. The Bears are in sweet harmony once again.

    Come From Away. You have introduced me to a story that I didn’t know existed. I am fascinated. Those songs melded together! The diversity. And the strength that comes from respecting our differences. The Jewish man who now chooses to identify himself. Ah!!! I would love to see this production and most certainly will get the soundtrack.
    Thank you for another outstanding peace post.
    Peace to you and yours,
    Mimi xxoo

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  5. TinkNL says:

    Peace to you! ☮

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  6. I am a HUGE fan of John Lennon and those bears singing “Give Peace A Chance” your quote is FABULOUS too!!

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  7. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, when we get involved, we feel empowered and hopeful. Awesome post!

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  8. rose says:

    Together. Yes. Together we shall manifest peace.

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  9. Brian says:

    We really enjoyed your post and the bears were wonderful. Yes, we must all get involved, peace is not a solo endeavor.

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  10. PEARL NAYLOR says:

    Love it. Peace to you and yours. X

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