365 days of peace: a durable peace

KIMG0635For my 54th peace sign I used a piece of cedar. I drew a peace sign in pencil and cut it out with the scroll saw.  I used a rasp and file to add texture. Cedar is soft and pliable but also strong and resistant. You can gouge it cut it slice it and beat it, expose it to extreme temperatures and it’s still sturdy and beautiful.  What makes a durable peace?  A yielding nature or rigidity? A balance of both? Awareness? forgiveness? Is durability compatible with vulnerability? If the answer is violence what is the question? 54/311