Well, here I go, stepping up onto my cyber soap box at long last, taking my invitation from the Conversation with God books to talk about Peace and Oneness...the invitation that asks "If not now, when; if not me, who?"
I'm certainly no more special than anyone else. I've got a camera and some free Internet accounts, so why not start making myself useful? Join me, please! There's room here for all of us!
If you recognize that the world is in dire need of healing; if you know in your heart that there's a better way to go about things here on planet Earth this early 21st Century; if you want to do something...well, join me. Let's start to "Consider Peace"...just consider it. Let's dare to believe that the world really could be a wonderful place instead of the painful "vale of tears" that it currently is for billions of people.
If you're reading this, you already know you're one of the lucky ones. At least we can make our voices heard, even if it seems, as it does to me now, at four in the morning, that I'm all alone crying into the silent night.
But the fact is, I am not alone. We are not alone. And someone's got to do something, right? I may not be able to change the world, but I can change things in my little orbit. Except now with the Internet, one's orbit, the ripples one can send, can go further than we ever imagined, or may ever know.
So, I'm about to make my life even more of an open book by speaking here, on this blog, the way, for several years now, I've only written in my journal. I'm throwing the stone of my ideas, my passion, into the brilliant cyber lake, and perhaps my words will reach you, dear blogger/reader, and together our voices can be healing ones...a shelter of sorts to dream together; to consider Peace...just consider it...the ramifications of a peaceful world. So that maybe one day, declaring Peace won't sound like such a radical idea.
- Stephen Jerrome
- Los Angeles, CA, United States
- I am a writer, photographer and musician living in Los Angeles. In the last few years, new written work--numerous plays, screenplays, and two novels--have demonstrated this to be the most productive period of my life. The journal I have also kept for thirty-five years has, of late, become a personal sounding board for my thoughts on peace and the state of the world...about which I remain hopelessly optimistic! My writing here will be in tandem to video "Peace Talks" I have recorded, and which will be released throughout 2011. You're welcome to visit my website, the "Studio 5" link, to see my photographs. As a classically-trained pianist, I have been composing music all my life. Two guitar re-mixes of piano music are attached here, as well as several music videos, including "Consider Peace" the title track of an up-coming CD. Balancing writing, photography and music has been a long and challenging path...not to be recommended! Yet this very Aries diversity reflects an enthusiasm for the modern world of which I feel very much a part.