‘Reflections of Innocence’ is an amalgamation of two suggestions; the first (from Scotland) – Graves of Innocents, blood red lands with pure blue crosses depicting wars killing those who cannot avoid them; and the second (from Australia) – Autumn lake reflections in the Mt. Lofty Botanical Gardens. These ideas have the ability to disable each other. If the innocents in war could only see the reflections in that South Australian lake, they’d avoid an early grave, and if we think of them, especially the children, as we enjoy a day in the gardens, someone might be moved to action. AND if war came to Australian shores, the reflections in that lake would mean something entirely different. Are we grateful enough?
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