Doves, lovely as they are with their soft feathers, are symbols of peace, love and freedom. In Christian art & poetry, Dove represents the Holy Spirit (John 1:32).
Similarly, they have inspired many artists, designers, composers and film-makers. Using them here in the bijou way of a piece of jewelry, and featuring these this month, I hope they hold special significance to the wearers – be it in the conservation of the dwindling dove species, or the hope for peace (war causes too much harm, both to people and to our ailing Earth). And of course, when we love each other and the Earth, we’ll be a little closer to inner peace.
Sharing some of my favorite quotes on peace and love:
“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.
Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
~ William Ewart Gladstone
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
~ Mother Teresa
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”
~ Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955
“In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain’t they got no shame”