Here’s a great quotation that my friend Brenda shared with me. She said it reminded of her of the work I am doing. A very nice and en-couraging compliment. Thanks Brenda.

From The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing.

“Art during the middle ages was communal, unindividualistic; it came out of a group consciousness. It was without the driving painful individuality of the art of the bourgeouis era. And one day we will leave behind the driving egotism of individual art. We will return to an art which will express not man’s self-divisions and separateness from his fellows, but his responsibility for his fellows and his brotherhood.”

And here is a second quotation
from an email from Playing for Change—musicians who are having fabulous success right this moment doing the musical equivalent of the 1mandala.

“Behind the storms of daily conflict, crisis and struggle, it is the artist, and the poet, and the musician that continues the quiet work of the centuries, building the bridges of experience between peoples, and reminding us the universality of our feelings, our desires, and despairs, and reminding us that the forces that unite are deeper than those that divide.”

Now, imagine 111,111 peace portrait artists working a little more loudly.