We can be gardeners of a peaceful planet. We can nurture those around us, like we would delicate plants and seedlings. We can be good parents—and good grand-parents—and good adopted grand-parents. We can instill within our children a respect for people everywhere, a love for this good earth, and a deep longing for peace and justice.
We can be artists of inspired talent. We can paint for all to see our vision of the world that can be—a world at peace. We can tell tales of a world without weapons and armaments and nuclear nightmares. We can present ways that make this vision become true.
And we can be weavers. Weavers of the tapestry of peace: a tapestry so large and complete that it can warm even the coldest and most barren spots of Earth.
May our tapestry extend endlessly and even cross the seas… to the lands from where our ancestors have come… to poor lands suffering from hunger and deprivation… to rich lands luxuriating in bounty… They are part of our tapestry, every one.
May the colors of the cloth we weave be so bright and so vivid that in time all human eyes may see it and rejoice. May they not be hidden from any eyes. May they be viewed even in gray and war-torn streets and prison camps and war rooms.
We are the weavers of the tapestry of peace. The things we do—the ways in which we act—the choices we make—determine how far our tapestry will extend and how vivid its colors will be. We determine the kind of world we will become.