Sunday, July 24, 2011

Has The Peace Sign Become Just A Fashion Accessory?

The peace sign is trendy again, and it is being merchandised just the same way hippie fashions were in the '60s and '70s. It is everywhere these days, on hats, t-shirts, handbags, shoes - you name it, the peace sign is on it!

Will the over saturation of the peace sign by the fashion industry dilute the message?

Will the peace sign lose its meaning and become nothing more than a fashion accessory?

Will the original message be lost on this generation, much the same way the cross has become more of a fashion statement and less of a proclamation of one's faith?

I have to admit that seeing the peace sign everywhere provides me hope that another generation has taken up the cause and that the message of peace and nuclear disarmament remains relevant.

"...Seek peace and pursue it!"
Psalm 34:14

Peace, Love, and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)

Photo: Peace sign I spotted on the side of a barn on the road to Nojoqui Falls Park near Solvang, CA.

1 comment:

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

I had to chuckle at this. I suspect grandparents all around are nowadays bemused to discover and enjoy the fact that many of our grandchildren are enjoying the peace sign again. Although, in my grandkids case, it's more a cute picture and finger symbol with little understanding of what it once was.

Then again, as a member of the baby boomer generation, I was in my young tweens & teens when it was popular. My fave singers were the Monkees and the Cowsills. So it probably means about as much to her now as it did to me then. What's that expression - the more things change, the more they stay the same. :)

I'm blessed though that she has become a Christian much younger than I did - so if the peace sign does again merge with more radical acting out, hopefully she will stick with her current faves that include Britt Nicole and the Newsboys. :)

Thanks for the interesting trip down memory lane :)