Belgium 13 August: Namur - Ghent
"Peace Is Here And Now"
She gave a glowing speech about the importance of peace and the significance of the Peace Run. "Peace is not only the absence of war," Mrs. Masson said. "Peace is here and now. Peace, as you say, reveals the absolute excellence of our humanity."
Our photographer Jozef climbed up some steps in order to make this picture, and then fell off as he pressed the shutter. He insisted on us putting it in the report.
"The Peace Run reminds us that the world is one big family," she continued. "Each world citizen can transform it if he starts with himself, to play his role in inspiring and offering the example towards more harmony and joy."
We presented Mrs. Masson and the city of Wavre a painting by Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy, who was a prolific artist as well.
This statue is located just outside the city hall of Wavre. The story goes that if you touch his buttocks, it brings good luck. Let's just say we didn't want to tempt fate.
Mrs. Masson presented us with an insightful book on the city history and culture. It even included recipes to local dishes!
The Leopold Parc in Brussels, just behind the European Parliament, houses a Sri Chinmoy Peace Tree, dedicated in 1991.
On of the club's athletes won a silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the European Championships this week.