I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart +
stand up for what you truly believe.
In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate
that the way of peace,
the way of love
is the more excellent way.
Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century,
let them say that it was your generation who
the heavy burdens of hate at last + that
peace finally triumphed
over violence, aggression and war.
So I say to you,
walk with the wind,
brothers and sisters,
and let the spirit of peace + the power of everlasting love
be your guide.
[There are] pleasures that are free
or without a permanent cost.
These are the pleasures that we take in our own lives,
our own wakefulness in this world,
and in the company of other people + other creatures-
pleasures innate in the Creation
+ in our own good work.
It is in these pleasures that we possess the likeness to God
that is spoken of in Genesis.
[God looked upon all that God had created + saw that it was very good. Genesis 1:31]
on a journey toward zero-waste, simplicity, + compassion :: daring to choose fair one choice at a time