Sunday, 1 June 2014

oh frabjous day!

Today was excellent good!

We got up early after a late night at the Ice and Water Dance - which was good rockabilly music, bring your own hooch and lots of group dancing. I gave a talk at the church service - Speaking of Silence - on meditation and silence in our lives. It was very well received and I felt gratified. Then home for a quick bite - grab the beasty and into the truck to go off to place a Peace Vase at Muskrat Falls.

Whoa! Wait a minute.

Peace Vases - to find out about them go here -
here is the short answer for those who don't like to wing about A peace vase is a small tightly sealed container that is intentionally filled with all kinds of substances, blessed by those who have made them, with the sincere wish to benefit all beings and then they are buried around the globe, in major oceans, lakes and rivers, holy sites, places of war, strife and ecologically damage or degradation, with the hope that it will restore health to the planet, our earth, healing the land, turning war into peace.


May the placement of these vases across the planet assist in creating world peace and harmony on all levels, in all places: in all major water bodies, on the highest mountains, in the largest rivers, at the most holy and powerful places, in all major ecologically endangered locations, and even in space.

Muskrat Falls - to find out about it go here - this is just one view but there are very few friends of the environment, friends of Aboriginal peoples and friends of Labrador that think this hydro-electric monstrosity is a good idea. I obviously don't and that and the fact that it is a beautiful and sacred place made it perfect for having a peace vase placed in it.

It is so beautiful there - especially on the North side where we were. You can't go on the South side much anymore - Nalcor (the Newfoundland and Labrador crown corp in charge of energy) won't let folks go there. There is lots of degradation of the environment happening already - here are photos of the side of the hill - stripped of its trees and the logs sit and rot..

So very very sad. All of this area will be flooded and so much lost. But that is why it needs a peace vase, no?

On the way home (and by the way - just to go down a different road - the different road - was thrilling) we saw another bear and the dear guy took this photo as I was on the wrong side! Isn't it the loveliest! 


  1. It sounds like a wonderful day, Jan. Thanks for sharing. And thanks too for sharing those 'photos. I love the idea of the peace vase, too. We need harmony so much...

    1. It did feel grand to be placing the vase in such a very magical place.

  2. Dear Jan,

    A black bear! Your world is very multi-cultural. That said, I find the image difficult to look at because of the lack of shame that the bear has - not even a bow tie!

    On another note, it is astonishing the variety of landscapes that you have in such a small area around you.

    Thank you for your kind words over at my tavern. I look forward to many more of your photographs.


    Far Far Away

    1. Oh yes it is! Our bears have no shame at their nakedness and I think we humans should take a hint and join the movement - on the other hand, with no fur covering the winters would be tough and the summers with their huge numbers of flies and squitoes would be nigh unendurable.
      Thanks for coming by. If you go over to my Living the Complicated Simple Life you'll see naked squirrels and naked crows!

  3. So sad when the logging is done so shabby and then the logs not even used. The area is gorgeous, though (and the bear)--love the peace vase idea.

    1. The whole thing is such a terrible terrible thing - unfortunately people are seduced by the short-term job opportunities (in building NOT maintaining such a huge hydro project) . Gah.