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Updated on September 11, 2011

Today is 9/11. I remind myself that there is terror everywhere in the world and it is being experienced right now without any recognition.

Peace to you and your loved ones today.

Ok, I'm not writing about cooking today. This is a photo of me and my daughter out looking at her street art (the little painting amidst all the graffiti that says 'lou' at the top). I chose this photo because I love her and her art and it speaks a bit about the human act of loving, not hating.

What I really want to discuss is something important. The state of the world. Which doesn't appear to be very good.

How are we going to correct this? And I do mean us. Because we are all in this together, right?

I received a lovely facebook notice from a woman in Italy this morning. Patrizia. We don't even speak the same language. But I use that google tool where you can translate and we talk to each other sometimes. I met her for the first time on a website about losing loved ones to suicide. I look at her across the ocean and we connect.

The point is, if I can get on the internet and create a friendship one little googled word at a time, why can't people who have more time, resources, and assets, do that?

You can do peace one day at a time. You can reach out into the world to almost anyone. Can we do this today? Please? It doesn't cost a dime.

And listen to John Lennon's Imagine.


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    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      7 years ago

      Again, thanks to all of you for stopping by. We live in a complex world, but simple acts of kindness go a long way.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      I appreciate your concern. Very few in our world have sensible mind like yours.

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      h hoops 

      7 years ago

      I love all of you for stopping by today!

    • Just Pez profile image

      Just Pez 

      7 years ago from Portland, OR

      I'm right with you! What a simple, yet inspiring idea. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Jeff May profile image

      Jeffrey Penn May 

      7 years ago from St. Louis

      Hard to argue with that:) Have you ever looked at the comments on political articles? Wow. Talk about hate mongering.

    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      7 years ago

      I want to thank everyone for stopping by today!

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      7 years ago

      great photo and great writing to enjoy.

    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      7 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. It's coming up on an emotional day for me and your kind words are so appreciated. It tells me there are incredible people out there. Grazie.

    • iwansaptiko profile image


      7 years ago

      Very nice. Love, friendship, family, human interaction.. that's the reason why we like to stay in this world.

      And google translate always help me to solve language problems. Good luck

    • Kate DeLong profile image

      Kate DeLong 

      7 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      Beautifully written, J Burgraff. I hope that more and more people will come to these realizations. Take care! Voted up and beautiful.


    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      7 years ago

      This hub may never get the highest rating, but so nice to hear from people who are so appreciative. Thank you!

    • John Wiser profile image

      John Wiser 

      7 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      Very refreshing hub. It is nice to take a break and enjoy something that truly brings you happiness

    • J Burgraff profile imageAUTHOR

      J Burgraff 

      7 years ago

      Thank all of you for commenting today! This gives me tremendous encouragment that the hubpages community is filled with really great people! Peace to all of you.

    • diogenes profile image


      7 years ago from UK and Mexico

      A thing of beauty is a joy forever, as the poet said. Lovely pic and thoughts. One gets so bitter at the state of everything: just hostile and argumentative. Nice to take a break and see the wall art...Bob

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      7 years ago

      I guess linking the world through the Internet might work? Interesting concept. You and your daughter are so cute together.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      You can do peace one day at a time: Yeah we can bless you Frank


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