A hopeful new Peace Pole has been installed in Balboa Park near the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages.
The Peace Pole, which contains the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages, is the project of Rotary E-Club of San Diego Global, San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club and the international Peace Pole Project.
I saw the unique yellow signpost for the first time early this morning during a walk through Balboa Park.
I stumbled upon a similar pole a couple years ago during a walk through Rotary Lane in Vista, California. See that one here.
This new Peace Pole has debuted just as war in Ukraine gets underway.
I don’t know whether the hope for enduring world peace is vain, given various aspects of human nature and the resulting conflicts. But if we don’t hope for peace, and desire peace, and make peace, and treat each other kindly, then there is no hope for humanity.
I choose to hope.