Category Archives: Peace

Seeking peace amid pandemics and protests, June 03, 2020 Gratiana  Lovelace (Post #1300)

  As with many of us, I have been stunned beyond belief with even more killings of African Americans at the hands of the police in recent weeks—such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others–and the peaceful and other not … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020–RichardArmitage style! January 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1274)

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year for 2020!    

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Richard Armitage’s 2018 Holiday Message, December 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1197)

P.S. Thanks to Laura for the lovely RA holiday wallpaper, to TeresaA for caps of the RA Message, and to Richard Armitage for the kind and talented soul that he is!  May the Holiday Season bring everyone peace and joy! … Continue reading

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Sharing Joy–Richard Armitage Portraits by Sarah Dunn, April 22, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1159)

I love this portrait above of the talented British actor Richard Armitage laughing in 2014 (?) by the talented portrait photographer Sarah Dunn—as much for his shining eyes and laughter, as for this being a different angle from the other … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage sends us “A little festive cheer” in his 2017 Holiday Message,  December 21, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1127)

As we send our family, friends, and online pals, words of holiday cheer, we always look forward to the talented British actor Richard Armitage’s Holiday Messages. And Richard’s thankful and heartfelt holiday message is just one example of the many … Continue reading

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Stirring my senses and calming my soul, February 21, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1046)

I am drawn to the color blue—as I mentioned in a previous post.  Mostly a dark indigo blue, but also lighter blues and in blues combination feel soothing to me. And the other day, I ran across a beautiful Van Gogh painting … Continue reading

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“Celebrate the Armitage”, Images from Terri!,  January 31, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1036)

Thanks to Terri over on twitter, who has been sharing lots of Richard Armitage and his character images as a way to boost everyone’s “spirits”—with peaceful, joyous, and beautiful images.   In her tweet at bottom, she shares images of … Continue reading

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Grati’s “Top Five Personal Wacky Wishes for 2017”,  January 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1026)

I used to watch Late Night with David Letterman without fail for many years—until about fifteen years ago.  He had a quirky, edgy Midwestern side to him.  His humor and observations kind of felt like Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home … Continue reading

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The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies WOWED! August 06, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #949)

Like many of you, I was riveted to my computer screen watching the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics (below) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–in my case, via an NBC stream through my cable provider.      Earlier, I had read an Olympics … Continue reading

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Tears in Heaven:  For all who were killed or injured this week, July 08, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #935)

First, a moment of silence in honor of the U.S. citizens and police officers who were killed or injured this week—and for those around the world: “Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven (lyrics)”, a video by Stefani Berto   I … Continue reading

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May peace, love, harmony, and respect abide in and with each of us this July 4th Independence Day,  July 04, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #932)

Today, we celebrate the founding of our United States of America on July 4th, 1776—with our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, 240 years ago today.  The beginning lines of the Declaration of Independence (image above, and link to history … Continue reading

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Happy Easter Selfie from Richard Armitage via Twitter,  March 27, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #891)

Happy Easter from a noisy night cruise in Berlin…bad singing! @RebeccaGausnell pic.twitter.com/1zxynOUlVz — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) March 26, 2016 So what do we think the talented British actor Richard Armitage now filming EPIX produced “Berlin Station” in Berlin, Germany is … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks Taking a Stand, by Sitting Down December 1st, 1955, December 01, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #839)

This day has gone by too fast–and time got away from me–but I wanted to honor a lady whose courage and conviction helped change society for the better: Rosa Parks. She was ordered to give up her seat on the … Continue reading

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WCW: Relics, as in Richard Armitage’s Film Pilgrimage–Are they Myth or Magic? April 29, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #738)

Thinking about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s new film “Pilgrimage” (see RA’s selfie while filming in Ireland, right) — with its focus on monks striving to see their most treasured religious relic (a stone) safely to its destination … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 67 (PG-13): The Cycle of Life, June 24, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #589)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 67 (PG-13): The Cycle of Life, June 24, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #589) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North & South and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Saturday Blessings to Remember! May 10, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #562)

Lovely and beautiful Saturday thus far of: 1) slept in til 6:45am (normally, I’m up at 5:30am, Ha!); we have this soothing botanical green matelasse coverlet (pictured right from Bed, Bath, and Beyond) with eggplant purple bed sheets (for zip); … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage Holiday Message 2013–Giving Thanks, December 19, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #485)

A lovely Holiday 2013 Message of thanks and well wishes from a talented gentleman whom we all admire so much–Richard Crispin Armitage–as sent to RichardArmitageOnline, for the last time: Message from Richard Armitage, 19th December 2013 Hi everyone, Well I … Continue reading

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Honoring President Nelson Mandela’s Passing as the World Mourns, December 5, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #479)

This man of peace healed his nation of South Africa–and he was an example of courage, conviction, and conscience to us all. Peoples around the world mourn his passing today. Rest in peace, President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). (Image … Continue reading

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Soothing Sunday: Lovely Ballads by Simon & Garfunkel, 2/17/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #364)

Sometimes I just need to listen to these two men–Paul and Art–weave their lovely voices in beautiful harmony.  Enjoy! Love, Grati;-> “Simon & Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair” a video by ronakosu “The Boxer” a video by tomtommeme777 “Simon & Garfunkel … Continue reading

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Sunday, Armistice Day: Remembrance, Reflection, Respect, and Resolve, 11/11/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #304)

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month signaled the official end to World War I–known thereafter as Armistice Day [(1)].  You would think the world and its peoples would have learned its lesson then.  But it … Continue reading

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