Teargas into flowers

Flowers planted in teargas canisters, near Ramallah in Palestine
Flowers planted in teargas canisters, near Ramallah in Palestine (credit: Reuters)

Isaiah 2:4: And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

Turning weapons of war into symbols of peace is a powerful way to reject conflict and create beauty in chaos. It reminds me of Occupy Oakland, who in 2011 turned the fences used to confine them into public art.

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