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I have been distressed by the latest attacks in Paris. I don’t know what the solution is, but I know it is NOT more hatred, vengeance or bombs. I have made myself a polymer clay ring featuring the white poppy, a symbol of peace.

White poppy ring by Cate van Alphen

White poppy ring by Cate van Alphen

It is a reminder to me to pray for forgiveness, understanding and love.

White poppy ring by Cate van Alphen

White poppy ring by Cate van Alphen

It’s pretty chunky, but that is okay because it means it reminds me often during the day. 🙂

Polymer clay ring by Cate van Alphen

Polymer clay ring by Cate van Alphen

I know I can’t change the minds* of the terrible minority with their fingers on deadly buttons, but perhaps it will help me to transform my own fear into something more positive.


* Especially since I believe trying to force other people to change their minds is part of the problem.

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