Romance a World of Peace

communicating for peace and nonviolence

by Aggie Perilli

Headstand in a Helmet

by Aggie Perilli

During a yoga class in Buchanan Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a passing motorcyclist saw some of us in a headstand. With his helmet on, the motorcyclist dropped his head to the ground and joined us. As the motorcyclist shot his legs into the air, we whooped and cheered.

The man hopped to his feet, thrust his fists in the air and we whooped again. Then the helmeted stranger jumped on his motorcycle and rode away.

We glided through the rest of our yoga practice still laughing.

Just Don’t Call Me Late for Dinner

what’s in a word?

by Aggie Perilli

Exactly one month ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that gave gay couples the right to marry. I was tickled by the New York Times article entitled You’re Making Me the Bride? A Hiccup for Gay Unions. Apparently a gay couple from the East Village had tried to apply for a marriage license early. The marriage application in the city clerk’s office offered the two men just two choices: bride or groom. When this was brought to the attention of city officials, they quickly scrambled to expand their forms.