Dona Nobis Pacem
Today, many bloggers I know are posting a globe with their signature on it to show their hope for a world full of peace. This dream and inspiration came from Mimi Writes. (www.mimiwrites.blogspot.com) She will likely have all the links of everyone who did this for you to visit so you can read poetry or stories to go with today's Dona Nobis Pacem.
I would have loved to post the globe with my signature but the technology was beyond me. However, I am with them in spirit and shall certainly sing the song, as I learned it at Pioneer Girls Summer Camp 45 years ago.
Well, not exactly. It was a canon so I'd really need two other voices to "chase" mine. Dona, as we simply called it, is one of my favourite songs from my youth. With the entire camp of 200 kids and counselors gathered in their cabin groups, huddling under blankets together, it really gave you the feeling of peace as we quietly sang this simple, yet beautiful song by the campfire overlooking the small lake. I would quiver every time. You were entranced. Everyone would be reluctant to speak or move for several minutes after the song ended. No one wanted to risk breaking this magic spell. Amazingly, in our seemingly insignificant microcosm, it epitomized and encapsulated the whole idea that the few words meant: Grant Us Peace.
This was our small summer world, granting peace to everyone beyond it.
Mother of Invention, remembering the idyllic hopeful moments from my time capsule.