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.
PLANTING PEACE ON THE PLANET
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!