Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marin County Fair

Thank you for Peace Poem Project's success at the fair.

Hello All,

The Marin County Fair was a splendid success for Peace Poem Project. We collected enough cranes to be approximately a tenth of the way to our first Senbazuru. The most amazing thing was to see that the project works…the point is to get people thinking about peace. It was wonderful to see 5th graders sit for twenty minutes contemplating what to write or to watch the little ones light up when they said what made them happy. I loved seeing that people wanted to be included and could put aside their fears of writing because they felt it was important. Here are four of my favorites:

Peace (#13)
by Samantha 6 ½ years old

Peace is love including
Kindness that
Includes
Being kind to
Mama Earth
…………………………………………………………………………………..

Peace (#12)
By Daniela Nicole 9 5/6 years old

I think PEACE needs to be spread
I think there needs to be a PEACE sign on everyone’s head
I think the world needs birth
For love, PEACE and hope all around the earth

…………………………………………………………………………………………

Fire Peace Dude (#11)
By Julien 10 years old

The Fire Peace Dude
His name is rude
Peace is his destiny
The world is at ease
When rude is
In Peace

……………………………………………………………………………………………

Breaking (#10)
By Kevin Cao (around 15 years old a break dancer)

Breaking is peace
Peace is a style
Balance is peace.

My heart is filled with gratitude to each and every one of you that made this possible:

Melanie and Tennessee for helping me, with their enthusiasm, before the fair and Tennessee for taking our first peace poem crane to Hiroshima, (can’t wait to see the photos).

The Marin Arts Council:

Thanks for thinking of me and giving me the booth. Argo and Lance rule!

The Marin County Fair:

Charlie and Julie thank you for giving me an extra day at the fair and for all of your support and encouragement and golf cart rides.

Bay Area Computer Training:

What can I say, Ken and Janet, you have been an integral part of Peace Poem Project, with your vigilant support, from the beginning. You helped me in all sorts of ways everyday:
from computer training to supplying typing paper, to car rides, to hands on help with the participants …I could not have pulled it off without you.

The World March for Peace and Non-Violence. www.worldmarch.usa.net check out the website

Our friend Janet, whose tireless work for world peace and non-violence, has actually been the reason we are all connected together. Thank you Janet, for everything and everyone.

Rumi Restaurant:

Thanks Perry for sending Melanie and me to the Robert Bly reading at Dominican. Not only did it reinforce my belief in the power of poetry but Robert let me stand up and tell the whole audience about Peace Poem Project.

Novato Peace:

Don you were so generous to bring your Peace Poles to the fair for me. I think we had the most beautiful booth at the fair. I’ll post pictures as soon as I get them. I also thank you for the car ride.

The MYC (Marin Youth Center):

John and Letitia it was fabulous to have you film the booth and interview me. Letitia was spot on as an interviewer and I look forward, not only to seeing the footage, but also to doing more together in the future.

Guadagne Family:

You helped immeasurably on Saturday by not only getting me there, but also by providing an opening, to other youth, to come in the tent just by your presence. Joe your daily support is the foundation that our true friendship rises upon.

Takashi and Yuki:

Arigato Takashisan. You gave me a validity and priceless support that was beyond anything I had dreamed of.

Mark Stefanski:

What an amazing gift, you gave me, by opening up the world of Marin Academy to me.
I thank you for that and every thing else, including transport. What an amazing person you are.

My Splendiferous Team:

Anjuli, Allie and Lauren put in tireless hours teaching, folding and helping people bring out their inner thoughts. Each of you were amazing and so necessary … you made the event possible.

Erica:

Thanks for your support, your participation and your friendship.

Christine:

Thanks for believing in me.


Everyone who emailed or called and gave me support;

You are my life-blood.

With great respect and gratitude,

Charselle

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for doing what you are doing

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  2. this is really cool charselle i am proud of you.

    love Jordan

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