This morning, when I was doing personal Godwriting with God, He called me Beloved. That did me in. Just to think: God called me Beloved.
Then I thought: What if everyone called everyone Beloved?
I know I would swoon. I would turn into a blob of melted butter. Probably it would be too much for me. Whose nervous system could sustain everyone's being called Beloved? Nevertheless, I would like to find out what it would be like.
Then I thought that perhaps not everyone is so bowled over by Beloved as I am. So then everyone could use any nickname they wanted to, any nickname that is dear to them, any nickname that comes to mind.
And they could switch depending upon how they feel at any particular moment. There would not have to be consistency. Cutie-pie, Honeybun, Sweetie, Darling, Beautiful, Precious… there must be thousands of endearing names. Any one of them would do.
Then I realized that this could well be the sixth way to achieve world peace -- the simple use of pet names! Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Do you think we’re on to something? Just think what would happen to the world if every head of state called every other head of state Schatzi, Canim, Querido, my little Babushka, and so on. What other endearing names do you think of?
There is a series of blog entries I wrote called How to End All Wars, I, II, III, IV, and V. This entry is properly How to End All Wars VI, and I would call it that except I happen to like the title Honeybun better.
If the world would take seriously even one of my suggestions, I believe there would be an end to all wars. What do you think?