Orange

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I suppose the first phrase which comes to mind when I see a brightly coloured orange image, is the phrase, “The future’s bright..”  You would need to have been in the UK a few years ago to understand the reason for that, though.  Which just goes to show the power of advertising.

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Symbol

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Two symbols.

We know what they are, and what they mean.  Do they mean something else here?

A symbol is a sign which represents something else.  A red cross might suggest an idea, or even an ideal.  The symbol ‘2’ might represent a duality, the possibility of another.

We identify with symbols (flags or crosses, for example).  They give us a basis for understanding who we are, what is our place in the world.

Does the placing of a symbol within a frame constrain it?  Placing two disparate symbols within a frame could alter the meaning of both.  Or could it?