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Depending on the source, poppies can have various symbolism. Modern symbolism of the red poppies goes to Flanders Field during World War I. Anciently Egyptians used poppies extensively during death rituals symbolizing eternal life. The symbolism I prefer is of sleep, rest, and repose.

I could use a little of that myself currently. Instead of knowing that I am going to be able to get my rest, I’m instead planting some poppies out back.

As another poppy tidbit, they are the state flower of California.

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