Thursday, January 1, 2009
New Year's in Peace Town, USA
My friend, Jim Corbett (AKA "Mr. Music") likes to throw peace parties.
Peace parties are where people get together to experience peace, joy, love, and happiness. Like a lot of us in Sebastopol, Jim doesn't like war. But he feels that protesting against war doesn't create peace. Only peace begets peace. So he throws peace party.
He even wants the Sebastopol City Council to declare itself "Peace Town, USA" and has drafted a resolution to that effect.
Three of the Council members came to his party tonight. They'll take up his proposal at the next City Council meeting in January. It has a good chance of passing, I think.
Here's a photo of the part of the party where the proposed declaration was announced.
Jim's "Love Choir" performed and then it was time for the drumming circle, which, for my money was the best part of the evening. I whipped out my camera and took a short video clip of the Drum-unity activity so you can get a feel for what it was like: