A flower. One of the most simplistic, powerful and universal images of youth and beauty. A creature that breathes naivety and a unique brand of delicacy. A symbolic portrait painted with tones of kindness and innocence. An unfair and fragile nature controls these gentle souls with a cruel iron fist. No measure of sympathetic words or affectionate ideals can rid our world of the vile taste associated with silencing these pure individuals. No combination of kindhearted phrases or apologies will ever match the injustice and sinful actions witnessed by the young flowers draped in striped pajamas.
*Art by Chris Nazza*