It’s my favorite post of the week, again!! Every week, I try to make it a point to explain why I chose the photo I did for that weeks Little Letters but, really, if you follow the blog, you probably already know this face pretty well. For those that don’t, this urhmazing man is Paul Chappell. Paul is the Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and has written four books (of a seven book series) on war, peace, and waging peace. You can catch many of his lectures over on YouTube.
I had the opportunity to fly out to Santa Barbara, California this summer to spend a week at Peace Leadership Training with Paul and, let me tell ya, it was life changing. And, last night, I picked Paul up from the airport for a series of lectures he’s giving at my university today. I have no idea how a hero has turned into a friend or how my life has gone from art student to peace leader, but this guy had a lot to do with it. SO, on to Little Letters:
Dear Paul, Thank you SO much for all of the work you do! Learning from you has been an inspiration, and I have learned just as much about myself as I have the world. When I saw your picture on the back of a book two years ago, I never expected to not only meet you, but form a friendship. It’s an absolute honor to have you at KSU today, and I’m really sorry I get lost in Atlanta. :P
Dear PSA Students, I love being at a University where students have such open minds. Seriously. I can’t imagine getting my degree with another group of people. Some of you are graduating at the end of this semester, and I sort of want to choke you. But, you know…pacifism. You rock, though. Really. Even if you are leaving.
Dear S&S, I.miss.you.so.damn.much.
Dear Crystal, Thank you for the help this week. It’s such a huge relief to have someone who has my back. Just remember I always have yours, too!
Dear VH, Seriously, you saved me this week. Saved.me. I want to sit under a mossy tree with you this weekend and just breathe a big sigh of relief that this week, however positively chaotic it may be, is over…and I couldn’t have made it through it without you. P.S. You make a really great crafter. <3
Dear Coffee, You make a trusty sidekick.
Dear Italian, I take it back – I do not hate you. P.S. Does it really work….attracting flies with honey?