Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Adding to the Seal

Weathered but Beautiful Seal of the City of Memphis, City HallI love the seal of Memphis. It's historical and evocative without being divisive, and includes much of the essence of Memphis. The oak leaf (I believe it's a leaf from the White Oak) represents nature; the cotton boll, agriculture; the steamboat, transportation and commerce; and the gear, industry.

What I'd like to see added to it, and perhaps this is something that the Charter Commission can do, is a symbol of Memphis' creativity and ingenuity. This would be an official recognition of what has made Memphis and will make Memphis, as much as any of the other symbols. A symbol of Memphis art in counterpoint to a symbol of Memphis nature.

What would that symbol be?



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