Today is a Day of Remembrance in the US.Â Remembering all those who have served to protect people and to bring peace to the world – who have served in the military – and who have often paid the price with their lives.Â Thank you for your service that you have given over the years – that service which has protected many people. This vibrant, colorful painting seemed particularly appropriate to honor these brave men and women.Â There are others I would also like to Remember today.
Remember all those peace and justice activists who dedicated their lives, and sometimes also died, in the service of creating peace and social justice, here and the rest of the world.
Underground, Tempera Â© Diane Clancy
Remember those who have dedicated their lives to protecting the earth and the environment – they are blessed for striving to live in harmony with the planet that allows us to live.
Remember those who protect, educate, and inspire children – those who work so tirelessly to make sure our wonderful resource of the next generations have a good foundation.
Remember those in the military who have stepped outside their official roles to touch others’ lives at the deepest level and build human, emotional bridges across differences and pain.
Remember those who dedicate their lives to providing health care to others, who assist those who are suffering from illness and pain.Â Remember those who strive to make sure all receive good health care.
Remember those who grow our food – the farmers who plant and care for the food, the workers who harvest the food so that we may all eat.Â Thank you for allowing us to live.
Remember those around the earth who are working to create their vision of peace and social justice wherever they are.Â Remember those who struggle against tyranny and oppression and work to create freedom.
Remember those who create art, music, theater and more – to inspire us and remind us that there is more to life than living.
Remember those who heal and bring spiritual nourishment into the earth and humankind – they give us vision and help create this dream.
Remember each of those that touch our lives, each day, in so many ways.Â Thank you to those who touch my life by reflecting to me that I make a difference to you with my art, writing and vision.Â Thank you!
~ Diane Clancy