Power of love > love of power = peace

I once bought a painting of Jimi Hendrix by Nashville artist Ray Stephenson. Ray is one of those Nashville lights who has so much talent, in so many genres — including music and fine art. Thank you, Ray — for the fun shows and for your amazing paintings.

I see “my” painting every day. Very often, I look at it for a long time. The colors are wonderful; the images, grand; the messages, many. Every time I really look at it, I see something new — amazing art, indeed!

And I always see the quotation from Hendrix about love and power and peace. And I think of our city and our country and our world. We need some love. We need to find the power of love. We need to find peace — on our streets and in our hearts.

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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix