Saturday, July 02, 2005

We've had the Live 8 Concerts streaming at home all day--Stevie Wonder just finished singing "Superstition" in Philadelphia; Pink Floyd recently played in London. So inspiring to see people coming together to fight poverty through the arts. I read that tens of thousands of people wearing white created a human chain around the capital in Edinburgh today, where the G8 Summit is being held. Just thinking about that image gives me chills. We have so much collective power, and I love to see that being embodied (with so many bodies!) We have so much individual power, too. If you have a chance to see the G8-themed HBO movie, The Girl in the Cafe, please check it out--it is a beautiful and hopeful vision of how one voice can change the world.

3 comments:

Debra Hamel said...

Hi. Not related to this post, I'm afraid, but I thought you and your readers might be interested in Buy a Friend a Book Week. It's on right now: see http://www.buyafriendabook.com. Basically, it's meant to promote reading and book sales: good karma, good books. If you like the idea, pass it on!

gayle said...

Thanks so much for the heads up, Debra! I'll post something more about it soon...

gayle said...

Hi again, Debra! I just went to the site and saw that it's your brainchild! What a wonderful idea--thank you for putting it out there!