37 thoughts on “Dreaming of Peace

  1. Elizabeth September 11, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Thanks, NTMTOM. I needed that today.

    Peace to all.

  2. Murray C. September 11, 2016 / 10:30 am

    OK, as a bunny parent I want to keep on voting for this little sleepy head. When you tally up the cutes, Mike, just put nine 0’s after that number.

    • 6rabbits September 11, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Ditto for me!

  3. Gigi the cat lady September 11, 2016 / 10:48 am

    If you look up innocence in the dictionary you’ll see the picture.

  4. Faye September 11, 2016 / 10:58 am

    Thank you Mike.

  5. Dubravkamcvmd September 11, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I can feel the warmth of that little body. The trust is so touching.

  6. SAA1451 September 11, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Thank you. Me too.

  7. 6rabbits September 11, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Must. Smooch. Leetle. Prosh. Earsies! *smooch* *smooch*

  8. amyliz September 11, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Perfect post for this sad anniversary. Thanks, Mike.

  9. Smartypants September 11, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Wonderful choice – thank you Mike.

  10. jerzowa September 11, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Ditto to all the comments above. Hugs to all American Cutetropolitans from a fellow Cutetropolitan of Polish persuation. ❤

    • amyliz September 11, 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks, Jerzowa. You know, there is a lot of diversity among the staff at my workplace and really, we share more commonalities than differences; the differences that do exist just add interest to life. I hope the world at large will learn this someday and we will coexist more peacefully than we do now.

      • Murray C. September 11, 2016 / 9:27 pm

        Well said, skylit. – (I left the auto correct there because I thought it was rather wonderful – who knows what I typed since I’m hunt ‘n’ pecking with my left hand)

        Well said, amyliz. I am at a loss as to why some people don’t see people, only tribes. As you say, it’s all so much more interesting when there’s variety.

  11. Ms Can Opener September 11, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    For my generation, “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”. I visited the memorial and museum last 4th of July, and cried all the way through it. Since I live in Illinois, I just can’t imagine what a New Yorker must feel.

    • allein 🌼 September 11, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      We went to the museum just before Christmas the year before last. I’ve been to the Holocaust museum in DC but this was different because I remember seeing so much of it on the news. Last year for several months I had to go to the city once a week or so for work, and I’ll admit it still made me nervous sometimes.

      • Ms Can Opener September 11, 2016 / 2:55 pm

        My most vivid impression from the Holocaust museum was the two story tower-like room with a bridge through the center on which one walked. All the surrounding walls above and below the bridge were filled with normal family pictures/portraits of people who had perished. The contrast between the lives that could and should have been and the actual outcome was so great.

        • allein 🐾 September 11, 2016 / 3:10 pm

          Yes. That and the shoes.

          My friends and I have done several museums in the past several years (well, 3 were the same museum; exhibits at the Franklin Institute) and I got a magnet from each one (I want a souvenir that doesn’t take up space; I’ve found fridge magnets work well). At the Holocaust Museum I got the one with a view of the portrait walkway.

          From the 9/11 Museum I got the Survivor Tree.

          • Faye September 11, 2016 / 5:10 pm

            I just saw the Survivor Tree on FB. I did not know about the tree. So thankful it made its way back to Ground Zeroe

          • Haha September 11, 2016 / 7:16 pm

            Please excuse my nickname for this comment.

            The shoes.

            I recently went to the visitation for a special needs young teen. On the table of his favorite things were his shoes. That’s what did it to me.

            Thank you Mike for things like this innocent picture help to being a modicum of peace.

            • allein 🐾 September 11, 2016 / 7:22 pm

              What really gets you about the shoes at the Holocaust Museum (aside from the sheer number of them) is that you can smell them. It’s very visceral.

          • Murray C. September 11, 2016 / 8:42 pm

            I saw the documentary about the Survivor Tree – the man who was responsible for ensuring its survival was so driven – it was awesome.

          • hilz September 12, 2016 / 2:37 pm

            The shoes really got to me as well. I don’t know what it was. As soon as I saw the shoes I just froze and couldn’t stop looking at them.

        • AJ September 11, 2016 / 9:44 pm

          Something similar is a book that has stayed with me, called The Last Album by Anne Weiss. It shows family pictures that were confiscated and supposed to be destroyed but somehow they were hidden then discovered in a locked room at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Powerful but still so sad knowing the fate of so many of them.

    • Dubravkamcvmd September 11, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      I worked in the Trade Center for a number of years in the ’80s and then my office moved across Zuccotti Plaza (Idon’t know if it was called that then). The Trade Center was the view out my window until 1999. Everybody went there all the time for shopping, lunch, commuting. I still have trouble being in that area.

      • Murray C. September 11, 2016 / 8:45 pm

        Don’t blame you at all!

  12. Nancy September 11, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Awww. Just awww. And gentle hugs to all who are hurting today. 🇺🇸

  13. Madame X September 11, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace
    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one
    – John Lennon, also taken from us too soon…

    Respect. Love. Peace.

  14. allein 🌼 September 11, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    On a happier note, today is my cousin’s birthday. Just a reminder that there are still things to celebrate.

  15. sugitomo September 11, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    This poor bunny would have me smooshing my face into his 24×7, if he lived at my house.

  16. Laura September 11, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Ms. Can Opener said, For my generation, “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”. This was exactly how my mom compared it, to her generation’s shock and horror at Pearl Harbor Day. To all of you who were so much closer to this awful event than I was, {{hugs}} from one who cares.

    And Mike, the bun is perfect. Just perfect.

  17. Duckie 🐥 September 11, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    A handful of peace.

    • Faye September 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      We can all use that kind of hand.

  18. murkle46 September 11, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Marshmallow baby bunny!

  19. Clairdelune September 11, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    If this picture does not melt you into a puddle, nothing ever will.Thanks, Mike. Had a tough day today, I needed this reminder that there is sweetness and innocence in the world and they need protecting.

  20. Dana September 12, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I’m a NY’er and watched the first tower fall while standing in the middle of the street. I work in midtown now and haven’t been able to go back to that area in years. I finally went the 9/11 museum/memorial last week and while I was knew it would be a heavy experience I thought enough time had passed that it would be just that. I wasn’t expecting to be completely overwhelmed with emotion yet I couldn’t leave. I was in the museum alone for 6 hours. Anyway, thank you Mike for such a lovely image of innocence and peace.

    • Murray C. September 12, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you, Dana – that brought tears just reading your brief account. I only saw the videos after the fact and it was horrific – I can’t imagine what it was like to be there – would rather not, truthfully, but we can’t bury our head in the sand.

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