I once asked some people, young and older, unknown and well-known to say what Peace meant to them.
This had its origins in the poem Love Is… by Adrian Henri, the founder of poetry-rock group the Liverpool Scene and one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound, along with Brian Patten and Roger McGough. I remembered Adrian reciting it at a festival in Rochdale Town Hall Square in the early 1970’s.
Much more recently Grayson Perry in his Art Club on Channel 4 said ‘Home is…how safe we feel, how secure, how loved. Home has become where we play out ourselves.’
I wondered if members of our creative community would like to give their interpretation of Home Is….
If words and or images were emailed to me email@example.com I could collate and put up on here.
When everyone lives in harmony with each other without violence – Mary Anne, 14
A smile, laughter and a hug – Harrison, 15
When you can feel safe and do little things like play in the park without feeling threatened – Beth, 15
Having a hug from my mum – Jack, 9
Children playing in the street – Fleur, 10
When you feel secure and comfortable with yourself and others – Jamie, 14
People getting along and working collaboratively – Shannon, 14
Birds singing and children laughing – Ella, 10
Two enemies shaking hands – Nathan, 10
A happy song that you hum all day long – Ibi, 10
A playground full of happy, safe children – Kiran, 10
A smile on everyone’s face – Anam, 10
No fear – Lord Michael Bates, House of Lords
Feeling safe – Jonathon Edwards, Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Making tomorrow better – David Wardrop, UN Association, Westminster
A sunset, the sound of waves, knowing the people I love are safe and well – Julie Hesmondhalgh, Actress
Being content with what you have achieved in life – Sue Smith, England International Footballer, Sky Pundit