On October 9th, what would have been John Lennon's 67th birthday, his widow Yoko Ono unveiled The Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland. The tower is "a pillar of light emerging from a wishing well, surrounded on the ground by the phrase 'Imagine Peace' in 24 languages." Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! posted a moving tribute Ono and Lennon on Truthdig.com, entitled Imagine Peace: A Ray of Light in Dark Times.
Although I could not find a suitable photograph of the tower to publish here, I wanted to draw readers' attention to the reality that many people around the world are still working for peace, even as the drumbeat of war rolls on.