My effort for PEACE in the Middle East

There was a time when I searched for a peace that would help me appear calm and serene at all times, even if inside I felt anxious, depressed, or exhausted. I would watch the swans in a park nearby and long for their pure serenity.

One particular day, I remember realizing how, despite their calm serenity on the surface, the swans were sometimes paddling furiously underneath. I saw how I had been trying to maintain a picture-perfect image of myself on the outside, yet feeling inside as if I were paddling furiously to keep it up and at any moment it would crash around me.

Prayers for peace
May 26, 2003

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