Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breezy voices .... full of gratitude

Today, May 11th 2010, Market Square Portsmouth NH, I was joined by four wonderful women. New, old and newer friends joined me to read the messages of hope and peace that have been gathering all winter.


The cool mid-day breezes of May lifted our voices and our hearts.





We read messages that were written on a long red ribbon from a Brownie Troop in CT, a large paper banner from a Womens' International Peace Gathering in Italy, from a Bahai" School in PA and messages from folks all across the USA.

I am always amazed by who shows up and what happens when I make the effort to be present.

A few times in the past when I have read messages in Market Square, I have been questioned by the police and even asked to move the prayer flags.

I am conscious of being in a public space and my need to be considerate of the passers by.
So today, when a Portsmouth police officer was approaching, I hoped we would not be asked to stop or move. Instead, he cheerfully offered to take this photo so I could be in it! I am reminded to be open to surprise!






And now for some prayer flags out in the world...these images come from a delightful group of women who came to my studio to weave flags this winter.

Here they are hanging their flags outside on a river bank for all to enjoy. 


Peace and joy to all, Sarah

4 comments:

Mainelyblond said...

Would have loved to have joined you all today. My thoughts were with you. Raise the flag Sarah! (and friends) - Peace and love, Rosanne

Jewel said...

Fabulous. So sorry I always have to work when you're doing this. So happy you are. It means a lot to me.
Love,
Jewel

Catherine Grace, CHS said...

Sorry I couldn't be with you all yesterday -- looks like it was a fabulous day all around! Bless you and this wonderful work.

lsmithnh said...

Sarah,
wonderful work and wisdom! wish I could have been there. Just lovely!
Great to see you last weekend. Thanks so much for attending the show.
Love,
Lesley