Thursday, February 14, 2008

LOVE AND PEACE MEME

Today we celebrate St Valentine’s Day; a holiday named after various early Christian who became models of selfless love surviving in cruel circumstances. Yet nowadays, this holiday is mainly associated with romantic love; it is just a day to spend on chocolates, flowers, trips, lingerie, and romantic dates…I think it’s time we forget about this meaningless stuff to focus on the true meaning of this day; love, peace and global unity.

Today, my little dove friend and I want to collaborate in spreading some love to the world, and it’d be great if you could team up with us too! The rules are simple:
1. If you get tagged or not (and want to play along) , take some minutes to meditate about love and peace, pray for countries that are facing troubles, for those people you love and those you don’t /2. Write a post with links to blogs that you think would like to participate / 3. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
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Mi amiga palomita y yo queremos ayudar a propagar el amor y la paz por todo el mundo, y nos gustaría contar con vuestra ayuda, las reglas para participar son simples:

1. Si quieres participar, tomate unos minutos para meditar sobre el amor y la paz, reza por aquellos países que están enfrentando conflictos, reza por aquellas personas que amas y por las que no también / 2. Escribe un post con links de blogs que creas estén interesados en participar / 3. Link este post así la gente puede saber donde se originó este meme.

29 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Lovely illo with wonderful message!

Pierina said...

Zari!!! me parece hermosa tu palomita. Parece un Mandala de paz y amor :) Y muy buena idea para difundir el mensaje!!!! Gracias por nombrarme, seguire la cadena.
Besote!!!!!!!
Voy a imprimir la paloma para ponerla frente a mi mesa de trabajo :)

Monica said...

What a beautiful dove of peace, Zari, and what a great message. I feel the same way and I will continue to pray for peace and for the end of suffering for both mankind and animals all over the world...

rosmayd said...

PLEASSSEEEE quiero que me enseñes estas combinaciones de color y texturas que me encantan!!! cada vez mas lindas, esta palomita es la mas linda que he visto.
gracias por tenerme presente siempre.
besos y mas besos Ro

Gustavo Pinela. said...

No entiendo "ni papa" del idioma de liBANO, pero desde el punto de vista del diseño y la estética me parece una caligrafía preciosa, que tu, que creo que la dominas, podias utilizar más a menudo, es preciosa. Me parece una iniciativa estupenda que espero q funcione, yo tengo curro hasta abril y apenas duermo por ello, pero aportaré algo (además del regalo que tenemos pendiente, jaja); me gusta ver que aunque sea por "culpa" del amor... has metido color en el blog, y vaya color!!!

Enhorabuena y... Saludo;)

Tizzalicious said...

I love that illustration!

Chickengirl said...

I love your dove. This world definitely needs a bit more peace and love. Thanks for the tag.....

flora said...

This is such a beautiful message and a lovely illustration! We can never have too much peace, love and respect for each other in this world! Thanks for this beautiful post you did!
XOXO to you too! : )

Zari said...

hello everyone! thank you so much! i know that together we can help spread some love and peace! the world need that urgently! - believe me, I can tell Lebanon needs a loooot of prayers! and so do many other countries!
again thanks!

btw, feel free to use any of the 3 dove icons for you post and link.

- Gustavo...el fondo de la illustracion es una pagina de un periodico libanes del 14 de febrero del 2008, como es de esperarse son puras noticias de conflictos...pero la palomita y los colores estan tratando de borrar tanta tristeza ;)

JC said...

Zari, these doves are absolutely beautiful!!! I'd love to spread the message about peace and love. Definately count me in on this! And I'm praying for you too! =)

studio lolo said...

thank you Zari! What a wonderful way to spread the word. I'll pass it along!

Ellie's blog said...

What a wonderful dove and a wonderful idea. Zari I'm not critical - It's just that you said that it represents "selfish love" instead of "selfless love" which is the opposite.

I'm in New Zealand and a new blogger so I do not know how to upload and link very well yet.
However I will redirect people to your site. [I have, and will continue to meditate on world peace - my Mum has lit a candle (she's Catholic)]

love your site

Ellie

pupu-sketch said...

ohhhhh!!! Thank you for the love zari!! I would definitely spread it!! Yehahahah!!

pupu
http://bubbly-pu.com

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh i would love to do this too.. thanks for the invite.. i'll try to complete the post this week.. and i would also write a translation in my native tongue. i'll drop by once im done.

pati @-;-- said...

¡Qué linda, Zari! Me encantó esta entrada... ¡gracias por invitarme!

Zari said...

thank you JC, Laurel, & Ellie for your wonderful posts...+ a big thanks for your mom Ellie, for lighting a candle; this world needs so much light!

Pupu and atomicvelvetsigh...can't wait to see your posts...thank you!

Pati, me alegro tanto de volver a verte por aqui amiga! espero contar contigo ;)

3ster said...

Zari, preciosa!!!!!
No tengo palabras, me han encantado tanto la idea como la forma, los colores, la limpieza.

Y tu firma! Qué original es!


Nada, que una maravilla.
Gracias una vez más por compartir tu arte, guapa!

Un beso muy fuerte

willynillywaterlily said...

Aloha Zari,

Thank you for tagging me! I have never done a meme before (in fact I had to look up what a "meme" was!), so I hope I have done it correctly! I love your peace dove illustration and all that it symbolizes!

Diana Evans said...

great message...I just received it from a blog friend...

ValGalArt said...

What a beautiful illustration! I love the way you incorporated the moon into the dove! Exquisite! This is a great idea and tag and I will meditate on it!

Emila Yusof said...

Thank you for tagging me Zari! I love the sweet dove!

Mine is already up: http://emilayusof.com/?p=1151

Anonymous said...

Hi Zari, your tag is travelling and we are wondering at the twit blog what the writing says on your wonderful design :)

Miho Sakato said...

thank youuu Zari!

i love your peaceful illustration.

kisses!
miho

Bimbimbie said...

Hello Zari, one of your lovely doves has just landed in my garden and is busily sending peace and love from her new tree branch. Thank you and Love and Peace to you *!*

JaMiLLa said...

Zari,

I had been tagged by Mariuca about doing this meme.

I'm so interested in this Love and Peace meme.

Before doing this, I would like to know more info about the real meaning of Valentine's Day other than celebrate for romantic love to ur beloved one.

I read out the wikipedia explanation but I still can't get it. What's the underlying meaning? Can you explain it shortly?

flora said...

I've just displayed your meme on my blog! : ) xo

Zari said...

OOOH! thank you everyone for your cooperation and prayers....love and peace to you all!

Jamilla: it is said that in ancient Rome, getting married was prohibited so that men would have no obligations other than fighting in wars but St. Valentine continued marrying couples in secret till he was killed for that -he became a martyr -

so, this story makes me think more about a "selfless love" than a romantic one...Selfless as St. Valentine sacrificed himself to help others and bless their union according to God's laws...he died loving God and us humans :)

...I just wish people could be less selfish and think more about others, there is so much suffering in the world...I don't think I'd die for any cause but at the same time i can't be indifferent...

I hope our prayers can help...

Maria said...

Hola Zari, veo que la palomita está gordita, de manera que serán muchos los kilometros que podrá recorrer llevando el mensaje de paz. Un alto en nuestro quehacer diario para reflexionar es lo mínimo que podemos aportar para ayudar a este mundo que habitamos y del cual somos responsables. Gracias por recordárnoslo

JaMiLLa said...

WoOOo that's so touching!

This is how Valentine's Day started. He is a great man of all couples. He is a loving man. He just want to help people to be in love. That's pretty good.

Thank you, Zari for giving me the information.

St Valentine gave alot of happiness to the people all over the world, including myself. It's endless love. I will remember him every Valentine's Day in respect of him. I salute him for his braveness and loving...