- Our Story -
This is the greatest story ever told.
We can say that because our story is about the greatest day ever.
If you flip your TV to any channel, they will tell you
thatís what today is.† And itís true.† Today is, of course, January 1, 2013.† One Day In Peace. Day One.†
The first day the planet decided to truly work together.
Like us, youíve just witnessed what can safely be called the most amazing
New Yearís Eve ever!
For the past twenty-four hours weíve seen the unique
New Yearís celebrations of every culture in every time zone.†
For the first time in all of recorded history there have
been almost no major acts of violence reported over a twenty-four
hour period.† Humanity has, pretty much, successfully celebrated
its very first day of peace, ever.†
what an amazing year it's been. The planet observed its first
Global Ceasefire on the International Day of Peace this past
September 21. We survived what some claimed would be the December
21 Mayan-Armageddon. And now this new beginning for peace. All
this only a few short years into the Post-September-Eleventh
Era. Wow! Congratulations to us all!
Now, the stories youíll hear on your TV set are mostly
true.† Youíll see smug corporate sponsors patting themselves
on the back, gloating Heads of State and world-renowned peace
activists describing how they were really responsible for inspiring
the world to achieve a global day of peace.
And they did
play a big role, thatís absolutely true.
But itís not the whole story.
We wanted to bring you the WHOLE story and the story behind the story.†
Telling this adventure-tale is easy; weíre just telling it as it happened.† But in order to give you the complete picture,
our story will be shared from a dozen perspectives -- give or take a few.††
And each chapter will be told by one of us.
Except this one, of course.† This
preface is narrated by two of us.
Iím Melissa Taylor.† I was fourteen
when the story youíre about to hear started.† Iím
And Iím Jimmy Abdul Gandhi Geronimo Rogers.†
I was also fourteen when this tale began just about a year ago today.†† Iím a month and a half younger than Melissa.††
But I like older women.
Uh huh.† We want to point out to you, dear Reader, that
although the two of us are teenagers, this story is by no means meant only for
Itís a story for everyone, which is precisely why itíll
be told from a number of perspectives, both young and old.
In this new world that weíre creating together, itís important for all
of us to see how different...
And how similar our perspectives are to each other. That ability alone
will be an amazing achievement.
Thatís exactly what happened to the world this past year to make this story
possible.† People actually began to listen
to and understand each other.
Weíve drawn straws, and Melissa gets to go first.
Lucky me!† Uh, sorry.† Well, thank you for this honor.
But Iíve drawn the straw for the last word.
Quite appropriate, Jimmy.† You always
get to have the last word, donít you....† Well,
anyway, without further ado, hereís our story: yours, mine...
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ONE DAY IN PEACE
A Novel about creating humanity's
first day of peace
For Peace Project