Center For Living Peace

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CLP Art: Guatemalan Pig Trough

At the Center For Living Peace, we have several different pieces of art that embody our values of compassion, courage, connection and collaboration, and of course inspire peace.

Since each work of art has a special meaning, we will take a look at a specific piece once a month to learn more about its significance and how it contributes to our mission.

Taking this month’s spotlight is our Guatemalan pig trough, located right next to the front desk of the center.

Guatemalan Pig Trough 

Our special wish jars rest on this wooden structure that was once a pig trough from Guatemala. Each jar is marked with a label such as “I’m peaceful when…” or “I’m thankful for…” or “I will change the world by…” All visitors are invited to write and leave behind inspirations, aspirations, or simple words of thanks.

The idea that this pig trough was once used in nature as a vessel to feed and nourish pigs complements the idea that it now nurtures our wish jars. We can all benefit from finding new uses in different resources.

A closer look at our special wish jars 

Our wishes within these jars are everlasting, and we know that with continued love, peace and kindness, they can one day come true.

We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about our art – stay tuned for next month!

Good Happens.

Peace Grl Out!


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