Exploring the role of peacemakers and what they have in common with the Brant*, a small goose that you might confuse with the omni-present Canada Goose; but don’t be; it’s special, as it and the aforementioned peacemakers venture to make something from what seems like nothing. (a 420 character, 9-line poem)IMG_7353_2

Something from nothing is what peacemakers try for:

like the Bradt who arrive on the still-frozen tundra,

mate, form eggs & lay them,

timing the hatch for when it greens up in mid-June & food abounds.

Mr & Mrs (life pairs) raise the goslings to flight stage

& then vamoose by early Sept. What if the snow melts late?

Mama reabsorbs the eggs & tries again next year.

Like for the peacemakers:

sometimes it’s just nothing.

PATTY

*The Brant also has a highly developed salt gland that allows them to drink salt water, a feat that metaphorically seems required of our peacemakers as they endure the slings and arrows of those pitted against the elimination of war as the default setting for this small planet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/world/asia/exploring-a-new-role-peacemaker-in-afghanistan.html?_r=0

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/brant03/main.htm

2 thoughts on “Exploring the role of peacemakers and what they have in common with the Brant*, a small goose that you might confuse with the omni-present Canada Goose; but don’t be; it’s special, as it and the aforementioned peacemakers venture to make something from what seems like nothing. (a 420 character, 9-line poem)

    1. Judi and Lou Friedman call themselves Peacemakers. Among their achievements is PACE and it’s an example to me of a build it and they will come attitude, in that if I call myself a Peacemaker I’m going to look around for all the many varied and unusual things I can do to work for peace, including but not limited to this one: PACE–People’s Action for Clean Energy–is their creation and has helped achieve such as this:

      SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY PROVIDE
      OVER 70% OF NEW U.S. GENERATING CAPACITY
      IN NOVEMBER 2014
      According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind energy and solar power combined provided over 70 percent (71.82%) of the 873 megawatts (MW) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service in November 2014…
      01/09/2015

      This type of energy independence may lessen our inclination to go to war for oil and all the rest of it. Peacemakers.

      Patty

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