“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.”
― Laini Taylor
War is the explosion after the pressure build up.
The time leading up to war is not truly peace but rather the pause before the destruction. The path to inevitable pain.
Peace is sustainable. It is not all butterflies in the meadow but it is dynamic and balanced where the different lives dwell together in a way that is balanced and equitable, for if things swing too far out of balance the system breaks and ultimately all suffer.