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If We Only Have Love, We Can Melt all the Guns

My Wish for 2008 is for

Love, Understanding and Peace Among Nations of Our World. 

My husand Al and I sang “If We Only Have Love” with the Solivita  “Guys and Dolls Chorus” in their December 2007 Concert.

One verse from Jacques Brel’s “If We Only Have Love” brought to mind a recycling project I had read about a long time ago. Artist Bradley Mc Callum had converted confiscated guns into manhole covers. His art project on gun violence was exhibited at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut.

If we only have love
We can melt all the guns
And then give the new world
To our daughters and sons
If we only have love
Then Jerusalem stands
And then death has no shadow
There are no foreign lands


Bradley Mc Callum with  his manhole cover project. – Manhole Cover Project: A Gun Legacy 1996   (Project photos and a brief description) – Project Description  (PDF file available)

9 replies on “If We Only Have Love, We Can Melt all the Guns”

That’s an awesome story and song, Bobbi!
Thanks for sharing, and God bless you for your heart of goodness!!
Nancy Wibben

I still must say you have one of the best web site
for its kind around… so well put together and informative…
I wish you and Al the very best that life has to offer…
Doug Leffert
Solivita @ Poinciana FL

Hi Bobbi,
Fabulous web site….Congratulations….what an accomplishment.
Your high school classmate,
Maryvale ’55
Arlene Gangloff Davis
Florida Resident

Dear Bobbi,
Peace with a passionate capital “P” would be a truly blessed 2008.
Let’s keep hoping…
Much love and good wishes for
the New Year to you and all you Love,
Former Reading Teacher from Smithtown, NY Elem. Sch.

Dear Bobbi,

A very sincere thank you for listing our work on your site.
You requested a clearer photo of Bradley Mc Callum
to replace the one you posted.
Unfortunately, I have no other image with Brad
and the installation from that time.
Your support is much appreciated and I look forward
to meeting you in person soon!

All the Best,
Jacqueline Tarry

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