SINGER ISLAND—Writing a message to Washington in the sand of South Florida, local residents and visitors Friday laid bare their feelings about a potential U.S. invasion of Iraq.
They laid, bare, in the shape of a peace symbol on the ocean shore at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.
"Being nude, we are clearly unarmed. And the vulnerability of being nude is also a message of peace," said Wyner, a former Sunsport resident now living in Fort Pierce.
Similar messages have gone out in recent months from Illinois, Utah, California, New York and other places -- including a hillside near Gainesville in late December. Last week in Australia, 750 nude women formed a heart and the words "No War."
Rae New Woman of Miami, one of the participants who picked her way through washed-up man-o'-war jellyfish to form the peace sign Friday at MacArthur park, said she came to do her part "to prevent this war that I feel will accomplish nothing."
"This is a great place to start," she said. "For me to leave my home and go to Washington is difficult, but I can come to the beach."