Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pinwheels for Peace: Symbols of Change

So, it rained on International Day of Peace in North Texas, so
a pinwheel garden bloomed inside the school, thanks to our art teachers.
 
Pinwheels made by children and teachers with peace-y notes and drawings
are shown above tucked behind green paper to "plant" them along the school interior walls.
 
"Whirled" Peace; now that is pinwheel humor!
 
The pinwheel is a universal symbol for change, transformation and transition.
 
As the wind turns its blades,
we are reminded of the unseen energies hard at work in our lives and in the world.
 
When messages are attached to the blades of the pinwheel,
the wind sends them into the world with each turn of the pinwheel.
 
A pinwheel reflects on the idea that in order for World Peace to occur,
we must each focus as individuals on our desire for inner peace and the absence of conflict within.
 
If we want peace, we must choose it over conflict. 
 
 
~Cheryl Gee lives and works in creative places.  She hopes you do too. 

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