Ashes and Diamonds: A Symbolic Journey Through History and Culture

“Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end.” These poignant lines from Polish poet Tadeusz Różewicz’s “The Survivor” reflect the timeless symbolism of ashes and diamonds, two contrasting elements that have held deep significance throughout history and across cultures. Ashes: Symbol of Transition and Transformation In many cultures, ashes symbolize … Read more