What makes an icon?

Icons used to be seen mostly within religion as a piece of art, with a holy meaning. In modern days the word icon is used a bit differently. I asked some of my friends to give me names of who they believe are icons. Nelson Mandela. Bianca Jagger. Kate Moss. Madonna. Sophia Loren to mention some.
But what made them icons? From being something out of reach, a symbol of something much greater than any other living creature, icons are these days more human, more like you and me. Perhaps that’s the magic of it all. They are people, just like us, but leading way for something much greater. An icon is very rarely made by themselves. They are created by everybody around them. Coming from something we can all identify with, something made out of flesh and blood. They don’t always speak out much, but there’s something around them that we need. Something giving us hope.


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