Fleurs-de-lis

DSCF1614

Like everyone, I’ve been thinking of Paris all weekend. Such horror in a place that I love, leaves me strangely lost for words. I don’t want to suggest that people “pray for Paris”- from 1572 (google it!) to last Friday, the city has suffered enough because of the unwanted prayers of those with too much faith in their messed up version of their god and not enough in each other.

While I like the solidarity that people are showing by draping their facebook profile picture in the tricolour, this confused guardian-crunching-carrot-hugging liberal was raised to feel uncomfortable with flags.

Instead I will go back to an older symbol which once upon a time, before it was carried by misdirected armies on vengeful crusades, may have felt a just a bit peaceful- here are some lillies or Fleurs-de-lis.

DSCF1619

DSCF1615

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s