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SAN FRANCISCO PEACE AND HOPE: Berkeley Artist Elizabeth Hack’s Inspiring New Online Journal


Design: Niya C. Sisk

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
— Mother Teresa

Newly reborn, Elizabeth Hack’s inspiring website – San Francisco Peace and Hope — takes its cue from the way we breathe. Inhale, exhale; one breath, one death – the two go together like sleeping and waking, or time and eternity. What dissolves? What lasts? “There is no ahead,” the ancient poet Rumi whispered, reminding us that the only time we have is now. As stubbornly as we rewind or fast-forward to access a remembered past or an imagined future, we experience nothing ongoing until we hit play, which always brings us home to the moment unfolding. Deathless truths, a.k.a. eternal verities – forever arousing, ever virginal – get transmitted and recycled by way of poetry, storytelling, painting, sculpture, music, drama and dance. With this first breath, everything begins. For an instantaneous down-to-earth take on peace and hope, ask any baker of sourdough bread about starters. As we may label every episode in life chapter one, so every post to this elegant, survival-loving site will always seem the first.

fragment from One Two-Step Foreword by Al Young

Click here to go to the original at San Francisco Peace and Hope


San Francisco Peace and Hope
PO Box 8057
Berkeley, CA 94707

Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus

Web Designer
Niya C. Sisk, MFA, Ritual Labs, Principal, Creative Director
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Elizabeth Hack

Elizabeth Hack, Niya C. Sisk, and Al Young. December 18, 2010

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5 Responses to “SAN FRANCISCO PEACE AND HOPE: Berkeley Artist Elizabeth Hack’s Inspiring New Online Journal”

  1. Carla Young Says:

    Thank you for pointing out this beautiful and thought-provoking site.

  2. Paula Hackett Says:

    Thank you for your work!!

  3. bob austin Says:

    Almost overwhelming. Thanks for all your work and your universal interests–

    :The earth’s indeed on a wobble.”

  4. Al Says:

    Why, thank you, Bob. I’ll see to it that SF Peace and Hope founder Elizabeth Hack gets your message.

    So long as we can wiggle with the earth’s subtle wobble, we may come out OK.

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