She writes, “My Peace Globe… I am Salome Janashia age 15 from Republic of Georgia. I know what is peace and I know how great the feeling is when you feel safe but there was a time in my life when I did not feel safe. In 2008 in August my country had war with Russia.
Grapes are symbol of my country because we have very old culture of making wine.
This is my flag with five crosses representing Jesus and the four evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”
Amel writes, “So this year I want to call for each of us to be more aware of what’s going on inside us…to embrace each part of us, to become our own best friends, to dare to be naked within to reveal whatever it is that we need to face inside us, to accept the things we can’t change and to believe that we are worth being loved even during those times when we feel least like it and to try to find our own support system. And I hope that by continually doing so, healing can begin from within and peace can be restored from within one step at a time. And then we can start spreading the peace again all around us, one ripple at a time.”
She writes, “The buttons are from the demonstrations she went to in her youth. The slogan is one they used to chant as they marched up Sixth Avenue from Times Square to Central Park in New York City – a half a million strong – they listened to such speakers as Bella Abzug, the Berrigan Brothers and Daniel Ellsberg and sang along to music from Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne and Peter, Paul & Mary.”