[ by Charles Cameron — within the Vatican, feathers fly — a second post posted at our zenpuditry site during our recent downtime ]
Children, at the side of Pope Francis, release doves in a symbolic prayer for peace in the Ukraine:
What happens next is seen in the lower panel — an almost heraldic battle of the birds, black crow against white dove. Consider, then, war and peace, as they are embodied here.
Heraclitus it was who observed,
What opposes unites, and the finest attunement stems from things bearing in opposite directions, and all things come about by strife.