Monday, October 8, 2007

The Sunflower as a Symbol of Community

The sunflower as a symbol of community dates back to the earliest centuries. The sunflower always seeks the light and will turn towards it no matter where it is planted. The sunflower always reaches upward toward the sun. The sunflower itself is an image of radiance and light. Its circular shape connotes eternity, community and unity. The seeds of the sunflower are different shapes and sizes. The seeds are also highly visible an open to the scrutiny of the world and yet they spread themselves all over this world (the spreading of the good news). The sunflower rises tall above all the other plants but never looks down on them. It doesn’t cast much of a shadow so other plants can grow along side it. (Photo taken Oct. 2007 : Sunflower from my flower bed)

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