Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm Being Followed Around by a Symbol

Ever since I learned about the gradual transformation from the image of the bee into the Fleur de Lis, I've been seeing it quite often. Today I saw it all over the place. I was on the way home from an appointment and saw it on the sign of a building. I was visiting an old college friend's web page and saw it on one of his buttons. I was shopping in Dillard's and saw it on a men's shirt hanging on the rack.

I can't even begin to list the rest of the times I've seen it.

Also, I noticed that one of the plaza buildings down the road from where I live have windows that are circular with a cross inside them, like the cross of elements, or the Rosicrucian symbol. I meant to take a picture of them but I keep forgetting to bring my camera when I'm out.
P.S. I'll respond to comments in the morning. I've spent hours tonight going through and deleting posts from this blog, so I need to go to bed. I'm hoping to be able to wake-up early enough in the morning to go do volunteer work with my stepmother at the animal rescue farm.
P.P.S. Sometime tomorrow I'm going to try to entice people to play the Free Rice game by offering a small prize. You'll see the post when I have time to write it!

6 comments:

Don said...

One of our bathrooms is decorated in a Fleur de Lis motif!!!!!

Mark said...

When we are aware, we see that which we are aware of.

Sophia said...

Don, did you design it that way or was it like that when you moved in?

Sophia said...

Mark,

It does seem like when I'm focused on something I see more of it.

Growing up I was really deprived of an understanding of symbolism. Now when I study certain symbols, I see them out and about, when before learning about them I just didn't notice them.

Don said...

Sophia,

My parents built this house in 1963. My mother was an artist, painted china and porcelain and oils. She painted the FDL's. The other bathroom has a sailing ship that she did in tiles.

Sophia said...

You really need to borrow the wife's iPhone and capture a photo of that motif! You still owe me a photo of the upturned willow, anyway. :)