Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Meaning behind the Sunflower

There is specific significance of the Sunflower to the Jewish people.  Not all are aware.  During and after the war, when a German soldier was buried the German people planted sunflowers on the graves of their loved ones.
For the Jewish people, this act was a sting.  They did not get the luxury of a grave site for their loved ones.  Their loved ones were incinerated or dumped in a mass grave.
The "problem" of the sunflower is this:  Is it possible or necessary to forgive somebody who has no remorse for their actions?  I have that problem at times myself.

I researched this a few years ago so if I have something wrong in the discourse, please forgive me.

This is me and my older sister posed with the sunflower in Bitburg Germany. Sister holds a "spade." Sunflower leaf. Spades represent death or weapons.

This is the neighbor Uta posed with me with a sunflower. She holds the babe,( the Germans hold me?)  I think I may be the Jewess in these pictures.  But of course one cannot be sure that an intellectual like my father would put meaning in his photos.  Did he put meaning into his favorite wine, Riesling.  The Riesling area of Germany was Hitler's last stand.

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