Friday, July 5, 2013
Oh, doesn't that cool blue water look inviting? I'll be diving into the crystal-clear waters of Pyramid Lake today, finding relief from the oppressive heat that has settled over us this week. And I'll also be finding relief from the oppressive and prevalent attitude that patriotism always means support for war, no matter how unjust or unwise or illegal that war may be. I truly love my country, and long for her to thrive. But oh, how I hate that she pours our treasure and our children into war after war that has nothing whatsoever to do with defending our liberties. This weekend I'll be staying at Pyramid Life Center on the shores of Pyramid Lake in Essex County, attending a spiritual retreat for those who seek to live without violence in every aspect of our lives, both personal and political. I can't imagine a setting more conducive to thoughts of peace than this idyllic setting in the Adirondacks. How I wish that all people could experience a place of such healing beauty as this.