Peace, Plate and Peppers

15 Apr

In these troubled times, Lao Tzu’s words, written two and a half thousand years ago, can still point the way for us all:

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

We have a beautiful plate that we bought in Atlanta on our first visit to America about 40 years ago. It shows Stone Mountain, Georgia and we love it. It takes a central position on our kitchen dresser. The potter is named on the back as Chappelle and, looking them up (as you do!) I discover that they are still around! If you look at their gallery, you will see a similarity with our plate so I think, and hope, that I have found the right people.

Stone Mountain plate

I have stuffed two peppers with mushrooms, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped Brazil nuts, pretzel crumbs and Halloumi cubes for our supper tonight. It looks good so I hope it tastes as good as it looks!

Stuffed Peppers


Posted by on April 15, 2018 in America, art, Beauty, Food, Peace, poetry, Postaday2018


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2 responses to “Peace, Plate and Peppers

  1. grandfathersky

    April 17, 2018 at 12:34 am

    I think I’ve seen Chappelle on “Antiques Road Show” definitely rang a bell … I’ve only stuffed peppers with ground beef or chicken, this is an interesting twist – looks delicious!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 17, 2018 at 6:44 am

      I tracked Chappelle down and sent an email. They replied which was lovely, recognising their early plate. The peppers were lovely, a veggie version and very tasty. 🙂


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