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The dove symbol
As a symbol for hope the dove flying to the horizon reminds us that no matter what is happening in our lives, there are always new possibilities and hope open to us. The dove, a beautiful white bird, is the universal symbol for peace love and harmony. The dove as symbol of peace is mentioned first when the Torah describes a scene in which a dove was released by Noah after the flood: And the dove came back to him at evening and behold in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. Genesis 8; 11. Since than the white dove, especially the one with an olive branch in its beak represents the hope for peace. Often, the dove is represented as still in flight to remind the viewer of its role as messenger of piece. Nowadays the white dove universally symbolizes innocence, gentleness, conjugal affection, peace and constancy. The peace symbolized by the dove is that of the deepest kind. The idea of the dove of peace is reflected in many artworks and scriptures along the generations reminding us that there is always hope and there are always new possibilities waiting, just around the corner.