A lot of great things happened in the sixties that wish I was around for. I would have been there at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration… I would have gone to see the Beatles in concert… I would have traveled to San Francisco for the summer of love… I would have heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak… and above all, I would have protested and stood up for what I believe in. Though the Beatles broke up… JFK, Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon were assassinated… and that summer of love is long in the past… I can still today, like in the sixties, stand up for what I believe in.
I believe in peace and love. As cliché as it may sound, I wholeheartedly trust that these two words are what carry us through life. If there was not love, what would the world be like? Where would joy and happiness stem from? Love is in every relationship we have, in the clouds in the sky, the flowers in the ground. Love is a simple smile or a long hug. Love is all around us, and without it what would this world be like?
Peace is not just a five letter word that you hear hipsters through around these days; It’s not just a cliché or an unattainable idea. Peace is a goal we all must have in common, for the world and for ourselves. Peace is the harmony we seek in this life.
Love is not possible without the mindset of peace & peace is not possible without love.
The sixties were a time when peace and love were a significant part of culture. Somewhere along the way, perhaps the world neglected them but they never disappeared. It is up to us to create a world full of peace and love.
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself…” —Norman Wesley Brooks
Now that finals are over and school is no longer stressing us out… it’s time to rest, relax and have fun! What are you planning to do with your time this break?
Whatever your plans…be spontaneous and broaden your horizons! Try a trip to a museum, check out a new independent film at a local theatre, go on mini road trips with a group of friends; above all, try something new and have fun while you are at it!
Tim Burton Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City