challenge accepted! rarasaur 100

100 / peace to you

You were outside again, shirtless and kneeling in mud, thanking God and Mother Earth for Science.

I interrupted to pull a clean t-shirt over your head, mentioning how your combination of gratitudes was strange, because the three usually take opposing sides.

You explained (slowly) how intangibles don’t take sides– how people just pretend in order to possess power when feeling lonely.Β 

You said we’d be better off imagining useful things, like dragon-bots.

It seemed frivolous then, but now I think even dragon-bots would be more valuable than the wars we imagine.

For tomorrow– for you–
I endeavor to pretend better.


Today, I’m pretending that flowers have microscopic landscapes in their center, where people grow. What are you pretending?

This post was for the Peace Children monthly challenge at B4peace.

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  1. Tonight I’m pretending that I’m well rested and don’t need to be going to bed early. Which is good timing because the Little Prince had zero interest in going to bed early tonight either. Funny how the universe works out like that.

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      1. Devouring them…
        cheese sticks, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, cheerios, avacados, carrots, whole wheat tortillas, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat breads, carrots, green beans, peas, garbonza beans, hummus, hard boiled eggs, pancakes, scrambled eggs, chicken, pork, and, you’ll never guess, carrots.
        Loves carrots. Can’t get enough.


  2. I haven’t seen redbubble before, what a cool site! And it even recognises where I am and gives me all the prices in pounds sterling without me having to specify. I love the peacecat design in particular on your page. Just one comment, it doesn’t say anywhere (that I could see) within your B4Peace bit that the profits will go to B4Peace, it’s a shame if people who buy don’t realise they are donating and it could in fact encourage them to buy if they knew, maybe you just haven’t done that yet, but otherwise, maybe that could be included in the description bit for each of those items?


    1. Great idea!! I’m thinking that note about the proceeds should go on each item, just so everyone knows what it’s all about. Looking it over, I guess we also need descriptions for the individual items. Lots more work to do, it seems! I’m excited for the future of it. πŸ™‚ Thank you!! πŸ™‚


    1. πŸ˜€ It’s just a quiet announcement till Kozo has time in a few weeks to make the big one, and till I have time to tweak it up, but — yay! πŸ˜€

      And who knows – maybe you’ll have the time to donate one of your lovely designs?? πŸ˜€


  3. I think a Redbubble collaboration with y’all would be amazing.

    Right now I am pretending that it isn’t 4 am on a weekend. Later, we will pretend The Muppets exist in the real world just as they are portrayed in the movie πŸ™‚


    1. Wait… Muppets don’t exist in the real world?? πŸ˜‰

      I’m excited to see the awesome stuff people come up with. Even if they think of a slogan/saying, I’m sure one of us artsier folk could magic something up. Yay for brilliance!


      1. As they exist in the movie…I thought they were just acting?

        Yay for brilliance, creativity and collaboration! πŸ™‚


  4. Rara, Tonight I will pretend I am healthy, and smile and giggle as I play Sego with my granddaughter. It is a very good thing pretending. Take care, Bill


    1. πŸ˜€ It’s the magical properties of groceries! I do that whenever I go shopping which is why Dave usually goes shopping without me, πŸ™‚


  5. Rara hears a Who! πŸ˜›
    I’m gonna pretend that the world doesn’t exist outside my house, and just stay indoors, but I’ve been doing that for some time anyways…. πŸ˜€


    1. I knew that imagining was familiar, but I couldn’t peg it– Whorton! I love Dr. Seuss. There’s nothing wrong with a cozy indoor fort, πŸ™‚ Thanks, Siddharth!


  6. Last night I was pretending that the moon was singing, you just had to be reallly quiet to hear it. Because a moon that big and beautiful must sing right?

    My youngest was having a hard time pretending with me, I guess we’ll just have to keep practicing!


  7. Rara,
    I’m still reeling from your younger brother’s statement, “how intangibles don’t take sides– how people just pretend in order to possess power when feeling lonely.” I’m assuming that he was pretty young since you were dressing him. Can you please tell your younger brother that I NEED to interview him for the Compassionate Men Interview Series? He is a role model for everything that Bloggers for Peace and compassionate men stand for.

    Thank you for everything in this post: your brother, your writing, your love, redbubble, the peace cat, and the peace in my heart right now. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo



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