P E A C E ✌
#Repost @davideliadesign with @instatoolsapp ・・・
"The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving kindness. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances" ~ Gandhi
Interesting article entitled "Rio, I wish you Peace" by Laura Bonilla a foreign correspondent for AFP Brasil. Published this past June. Full version available at blogs.afp.com .
"[.....It’s another sunny morning in the Flamengo park, a lush oasis of palm trees and talkative parrots opposite the Guanabara Bay – where the sailing races will be held during next year’s Olympic Games. Two friends bump into each other by chance, and stop for a chat. As they part I hear one say to the other: ‘Muito amor, muita saúde, muita paz’ – much love, much health, much peace. 'Peace?' But Brazil is not at war... Or is it? Since moving to Rio four years ago I have been struck by this habit Cariocas have of wishing peace upon one another. On New Year’s Eve they dress all in white and spill onto Copacabana beach to pray for peace in the coming year. The city has a whole string of NGOs with the word ‘peace’ in their name. One of them is Rio da Paz - which stages installations in public places to draw attention to the national problem of violence...."
Pictured above A boy with the word 'Peace' written on his forehead at a march in Rio's Complexo do Alemao favela on April 4, 2015 held after a 10-year-old boy was shot dead by police during a showdown with drug traffickers (AFP Photo / Christophe Simon)
#urbanviolence #brazil #favelization #riodejaneiro #paz