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Pomegranates are a sacred symbol to Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Pagans. They represent abundance, fertility, lusciousness, generosity, union, righteousness, blessings, suffering, birth and rebirth.
Because they are shared across cultures and traditions I am adopting the pomegranate as a symbol of peace.
Pomegranates are strange. Leathery skinned. You have to work to open them up. Inside they are beautiful and complicated.
Pomegranates originated in the Middle East (like me) but they have traveled all over the world. As food. As medicine.
And now, this.