Title: Terrakkkross
created on 18 Sep 19

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1. chelydra wrote:
 Many many years ago, a friend and I had decided what we needed was an Earth Organization. You're already a lifetime member! Have you paid your dues???
2. chelydra wrote:
 And I found that the symbol for Earth (in astronomy and/or astrology) was quite nice, ready-made for our purposes. A cross within a circle, with its four limbs poking out a bit.
3. chelydra wrote:
 We were all set to start printing fliers, membership certificates and cards, and start collecting dues. But then to my horror I discovered this fine symbol, which I'd fallen in love with...
4. chelydra wrote:
 ...was already in use by another organization... and that organization was the Ku Klux Klan. So that was that. We mothballed our plans.
5. chelydra wrote:
 I never even got as far as coming up with nice artful renderings of our earth-symbol. I tried to forget all about it, because if I didn't I'd have been tempted to make use of it somehow.
6. chelydra wrote:
 And then there woulda been all hell to pay. We'd have been caught up in a two-front war, the KKK demanding we cease and desist (or worse, welcoming us as a new offshoot), and the good guys ready to burn us alive for being closet klansmen (which we weren't
7. chelydra wrote:
 Anyway, here 'tis, somewhat over-embellished. My bright idea from over forty years ago, finally unveiled in public.
8. Vals wrote:
 Gorgeous! Interesting tidbit!
9. Normal wrote:
 Lovely. This is the only cross I will wear - my cross of Earth. Did you know the planetary symbols can all be reduced to some combo of cross, circle & crescent? Took an astrology class years ago when all the figuring was on paper! (Pre-computer.)
10. AFSOUTH wrote:
  Outstanding close call history & symbol!
11. KliaMia wrote:
 Such a descriptive and interesting history of your fabulous symbol!
12. bugoy1 wrote:
 I didn't expect this to be in Lunartics at first glance. Very cleverly done!
13. Qsilv wrote:
 I'm in favor of re-appropriating symbols/terms that never should've been swept into trash anyway! NOT in favor of "Gallstone vacation" -nor Chagall's imagery; consider Valadon instead? ;>
14. chelydra wrote:
 Lots of replies called for on all these surprisingly nice comments, thanks. Where to begin? Howz about a thank y'all, and I get a chance I'll start replying after supper or sometimes over the weekend. Cheers and thanx again.
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