Synnie16 January 2008 at 3:33pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Dunno. . . . .we have an avatar stealer amongst us.
Pat Parker16 January 2008 at 3:38pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Hi There Everyone!
This is a great thread and honestly when I first came on to reply, I thought only of saying that the Exlamation Point!!!! is a symbol that I believe represents me well enough . . . . I live my life passionately!!! and with 110%!!!! into everything I do, and I find that I use a lot of !!!!s when I write so I can emphasize (not in a bad way) how strongly/passionate I may feel about a subject! LIFE!!! is one big !!!!! for me, so simply put that would be the easiest symbol for me to think of.
After reading everyone else's posts here, I then realized that you're asking about a broader type of symbol and I'm giving that one more thought, but I can tell you that I absolutely love to see paw prints of a wolf used as symbols - I have a rubber stamp of a wolf paw print that I use sometimes to stamp on cards, etc. For me (and my love of wolves!!!!), the paw print represents all that I love about the animal - their undying energy and spirit to survive in our world. So, I guess my favorite 2 symbols are wolf paw prints and !!!!!
Thanks again for a great post!
Synnie16 January 2008 at 3:45pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Nice to read your post!
My wolf-lover friend from Berlin lately came with lovely polar bears for New Year instead. . .after I sent him arctic wolves from Matt. Well, thats local bear-lin translations, maybe.
I wonder, do they ever meet in the arctic regions and how do they behave then?
Showing each other's paws, claws?
I choose the Daisy - not really because it describes me as such,(or at all!!) but I love what it represents; The most basic and unpretentious of flowers, the white daisy is a symbol of innocence and loyal love.
Daisies adapt to almost any landscape and soil type, and will survive being trodden underfoot and all the indignities of the hoe and the lawnmower."
-Anne McIntyre, Flower Power
~ And this is the type of strength I wish for my child.
( hence, naming my daughter, Daisy )
Pat Parker16 January 2008 at 4:27pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm not sure about the behaviors of artic wolves and polar bears - I imagine that they must compete for the scarce food that's available to them, but I suppose they learn how to "work" around each other - their report cards probably say, "Plays well with others" "Needs Improvement on Sharing Food" LOL!!!! I'll have to look into their community living.
Here's a wolf story . . . one of the wolves at Wolf Park would always try to hide a stash of treats away from the others in the pack. He would dig and dig and hide and bury and feel really good as he walked away from his hiding place . . . however, his brother always watched him from behind the trees, etc. and as soon as he was gone, the brother would come and dig up the food, steal it away and his poor hunter/gatherer brother never could figure out who the culprit was that was taking his food! Ah well, that is the way of the world . . . survival of the fittest! (and in this case, the foxiest of wolves!)
And Deej - I love the daisy too - simply because it is a simple design and an enduring flower.
Cosmo Nomad16 January 2008 at 5:52pmPosts: 141 (0 today)Status: offline
What a good choice!
Tell ya what:
My greatest Love on this Planet, in this Life got the Nickname "Bellis" from me.
That comes from the latin Name "Bellis Perennis". . .which is. . . your Daisy!
Yeah: Its such a nice and wonderful little Flower, with so much joyful expression.
and essentially, my nick here is a variation of that; my little one's name is Daisy Josephine, and when she's being mischevious, it becomes " Daisy Jo!", then DJ, and when I'm too tired out to utter anything more than monosyllabic, it very simply becomes Deej.!! :-]
and Ray, there could be no more fitting a tribute to
one's greatest love than a name that encapsules all that is pure, innocent and loving - I'd even venture so far as to say I think everyone could benefit from a little Daisy of some sort in their lives.
Synnie16 January 2008 at 9:24pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, daisies are of the kind, you can make beads with, or form rings around your head
There must be quite some old fotos from me with that.
I am still very happy, when I see them in front of my house in the meadows (and there are many around here, with many daisies! in the middle of Berlin!).
I hope to stay naive enough to always enjoy them any way they come
Pat, what an interesting story, LOL! Foxy wolf is indeed a good one there for this clever chap, hehe.
Must remember that one.
And as for wolve and bear, I also loved your description, I thought the same, but you just describe it so nicely
Well, if it comes to flowers . . .I have a few in my bag of likings, but some names I dunno in english, sorry.
I am still very much in love with Irises as one example, since they grew along our riverside. . .be them in yellow or purple. It was nice to see, that the Japanese also have and love them and even fold them with paper. Its beautifull to see them in large numbers over there in early summer. Hmmm, it really cheers me up!
Akasha2716 January 2008 at 9:27pmPosts: 34 (0 today)Status: offline
at the moment? prob Eeyore
glo16 January 2008 at 9:53pmPosts: 289 (0 today)Status: offline
Akasha? no need to feel blue about that!!! I always regarded Eyeore's reserved pessimism as endearing. He was a donkey and nobody's ass!
Lady Bug16 January 2008 at 10:11pmPosts: 192 (0 today)Status: offline
mercy17 January 2008 at 3:04amPosts: 1127 (0 today)Status: offline
fruit. is that nutty? perhaps it is. but a pomegranate speaks of passion, of depth, pearls of satisfying seeds like dreams. . . or maybe a mango? how vibrant, sensual. . . or a perfect green apple to grace the lips of one's lover????
yeah, maybe i am crazy. or i'm a bowl a cherries.
Votfe.17 January 2008 at 4:32amPosts: 34 (0 today)Status: offline
I love symbology - zodiacal to hieroglyphic to sigilian (sigilian?). Anything that is annotational and primordial, but finding one to represent oneself is another issue.
If I had to choose a symbol, then I'd pick something that was burned into my body by extraterrestrials. Like this brand 666+999 = 69 = symbol of Cancer, the Crab. Odd thing is I'm a Taurus. But, by looking at this symbol of Cancer, I'm reminded of Pisces as two fish who are one swimming side by side and in opposite and circular directions. Then it starts to spin. faster, faster, and faster. The spinning becomes a whirling - the whirling becomes a vortex - the vortex becomes an EYE. Eyes begin to open all over my body - they're watching you watching me, and we become one, and we become free.
Now, they are telling me "cherries are good". YES! Cherries ARE good. MMMMmmmm, cherries.
Pathagoras17 January 2008 at 5:08amPosts: 460 (0 today)Status: offline
a box full of rocks.
Synnie17 January 2008 at 1:11pmPosts: 4169 (0 today)Status: offline
Votfe, you surprise me, positively.
My deepest love was a pisces, me being a cancer, as said before, and we had the according experience, thats why I will never forget him. . .you wrote it so well, thank you very much for this!
(many taureans are my most reliable and steady friends, thus, maybe you simply got me wrong many times?)
Fruit? By the way, the pommegranate is the real original apple from the tree, according to several ancient documents. By the way it mainly represents fertility there, and is still to be found on many architetural buildings in the east. I like it very much and also painted it often, but somehow I prefer oranges (if possible, bloodoranges for the taste, but the navel ones for the look), since they also mean life and sun for me, and generally joy and happiness. The colour itself also often is the best one to cheer me up, when lazy or exhausted. Who knows my older drawings, will find them in different roles.
Hmm, I'll fix myself an orange juice, the best drink in winter.