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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Transfiguration Sunflowers

august 6th

of the most humbling events during  holy August, the movement of the earth begins to stand still. The Transfiguration changes our perceptions of human capability    . . .  

The Sunflower became the symbol for nuclear disarmament after the devastation of Chernybol. The sunflower blesses the 4 corners, made into bread by the people from its native land, Turtle Island broken  to save the seeds in remembrance of peace. 

August 6th   THe feast of the Transfiguration and the anniversary of Hiroshima.

Here are some photos of  the Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivor in Eve's Garden, and the American-born women who were sent to  the Japanese internment camp, here in this land not too long ago. . . . . 

 Two  Japanese men  came to the U.S. to tell their stories as survivors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.    

The two men came not knowing very much English. A group of  five women came with them from the peace bogota near Bridgeton, NJ. Some of these women were born and raised on the east coast, and were sent away into Japanese internment camps as little girls.  I love their philosophy.    

It was all interconnected with the peace monks who had walked to us in South Camden from Massachusetts on Saint Patrick's Day to plant the potatoes.  They walked to D.C. that spring for the cherry blossoms and Buddha's birthday, walking from Western Massachusetts on Valentine's Day. 

We walked to the garden to cut the sunflowers, and to bring back seedheads to distribute to the masses for peace. 

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