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Dear 2018


Hi 2018. Nice to meet you.

I don’t want to ask for much. Really. I know everyone is asking a lot of you right now, so I don’t want to burden you. I’m not going to ask for a beautiful romantic/sexual relationship. I’m not going to ask you for piles of money or even just enough to get by. I’m not going to ask for adventure or excitement or fun. Really. I’ll take care of all that for myself, 2018. Really.

All I want to ask you for, 2018, is some peace.

peace sign by bugmenot

I’d like some peace for myself. A quiet mind. A lack of worry. A deep sigh and a release of mental pain.

I’d like some peace for other people too. I was going to ask for peace for my friends and loved ones, but go ahead and give some peace to everyone, to all the people.

Can’t we just have some peace on the earth? If not a complete end to fighting and war, perhaps a cease-fire? At least once a week could we all lay down our arms and give up our fights and get some rest? Maybe if we get to practice peace, we’ll find we like it and will work harder to keep it.

2018, I know my one small request is really a huge one, but I’d really appreciate an increase of the peace.

Your hopeful new friend,


Image courtesy of https://openclipart.org/detail/4576/peace-sign.

Peace Collage


My friend’s birthday was approaching, and I wanted to make something special for her. I sent her a hat a while back, and now she lives in the desert, so she didn’t really need another one or an infinity scarf either. I made a hemp necklace for one of her pendants two visits ago, and I didn’t know if she would like any of the necklaces I already had made. And oh, yeah, I’d traded her some bracelets for a copy of her zine a couple of years ago. She probably didn’t need any more bracelets. My last option was a collage. Yes, yes, a collage!

I wanted to make a collage with an inspiring quote on it. My friend is a peace activist, so when I found a good quote about peace from Jimi Hendrix, I decided to build the gift around his words.


My friend took this photo of the collage I made for her. I forgot to take a photo of it before I put it in the mail.

Since I love my friend, I used many hearts in the piece. I hope this work of art conveys to her how much she means to me.

Happy birthday, my friend, happy birthday to you.