Wednesday, November 16, 2016

- Symbolic

Retrospective (12/5)

Patch #321 Wearing my heart on my sleeve

Original Post

Hazel Monte posed an interesting question over at handstories

To pin or not to pin ...

And I must confess, my initial response was "Sure, why not?"

But I also read up a bit on it here:

Which made me wonder about those who oppose using the symbol. Could it be that we are in symbolic overload from the multitude of causes represented by pink ribbons, orange clothing, rainbows, yellow armbands, and the like? I don't even know what I don't know when it comes to symbols, so how useful are they if their meaning is lost in the translation?

Still, I do like the idea of wearing a metaphorical heart on my sleeve. So I have in mind to make some pins with small symbols decorating them.

Starting with peace perhaps ...

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