|TERESA DA SILVA|
Read the sonnet slowly.
Savour the words and the imagery.
Look up the meanings if need be.
Reread the sonnet even slower.
Stop when you need to close your eyes and envision the scene.
Learn the poem by heart.
Carry the words on your lips like a smile….a secretive smile, a smile that makes the world smile back.
Change the word “thee” – put in your lover’s name, put in your child’s name, put in your beloved one’s name…
Now, put in your enemy’s name….can you do it? If you can, you’re one step closer to finding peace, to making peace a reality.
For this summer, that my resolution: to bring peace to myself and to those around me. Hopefully it’ll work as a pay-it-forward and others will start doing it, too. At the end of this Black Month, I truly hope that the month of August, the peak of summertime in Portugal, will begin a trend – the peace trend like the ice bucket challenge (only without the video postings). Fun, positive and efficient.
Post the message in your hearts and teach it to others.
Let’s bring peace to ourselves and to the ones around us.
Have a wonderful holiday.