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Violence and Tenderness

Two symbols stand out, at first very similar, but in the top one, the discerning eye recognizes a fist, a symbol of violent destruction. The lower symbol, however, represents love and tenderness. It is the image of a mother holding her child tenderly in her bosom.
Two symbols, very similar in shape, though radically different in meaning; as with love and hate, these two emotions are related, and the borders between them are not always clear.