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A moment for peace

Worldwide Moment 09.09.09+09GMT@09:09

It all started with a tweet I read on Monday. A global simultaneous photo shoot for peace - a worldwide moment for peace. It had happened last year on August 8th (08/08/08). The idea was to do it again this year on September 9 at 9:09am in the +09GMT time zone. (09.09.09+09GMT@09:09)

The Worldwide Moment website had lots of information. The trick was figure out when the moment would be happening in your timezone. +09GMT is Tokyo. On the west coast of the US, that was 5:09 on September 8th.

I signed up and sent a tweet out. One of my Slow Travel friends, TrekCapri decided to join in. She took an excellent photo of the rainbow Peace Pace flag. You can see her photo on - TrekCapri's Blog.

I had several different ideas for my photo. I was set up to take a picture of a Buddha Hand Citrus that is ripening in our backyard. The fruit is often given at temples as a symbol of happiness, longevity, and good fortune. But I turned around and loved the look our garden in the setting sun. The garden is our peaceful refuge and my photo for the moment.

Check out the Worldwide Moment website in a couple of days to see the gallery of this year's photos. They are still organizing the over 1100 photos received from 58 countries.

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Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

This is such a wonderful idea. Thank you Marta.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, your garden is so beautiful, colorful and very peaceful and it is a perfect choice for the Worldwide Photo for Peace project.

I want to thank you for sharing this Worldwide Moment for Peace project with us. It's so important that we continue to work, raise awareness and hope that a time of worldwide peace will come one day!

Thanks again for sharing this great Worldwide Awareness project with us.

Marta's Reply - Thank you for participating and helping spread the thought. Peace!

Your garden is so beautiful and very peaceful. I love global events like this and hope to participate next year.

I, too, participated in the Worldwide Moment for Peace after seeing it on Twitter. I'm glad you wrote about it on your blog - I should have done the same. I chose a photo of some bucks that I always see on my Meals on Wheels route. Your garden is lovely - my mother, Butterfly, gardens all day here at our place (she lives in our guest house) and creates nothing but beauty!


I wanted to comment on your blog also about this beautiful photo. I would love to hang out in your very peaceful garden. I thought about trying to get everyone at my table to make peace signs at 2:09 pm hst but it was one of those stuffy boring meetings with 5 schools participating and I don't think it would have gone over very well.

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