Saturday, December 18, 2010

Round Robin - Symbols

When I first read the challenge for the this round of Round Robin, I had a hard time thinking of something to photograph. Ruth, the Scrabblequeen, suggested the topic back in August and her guidance was:
Ruth's guidance on the topic is as follows: (something iconic, like a menorah or the St Louis Arch, or whatever). You can see how the other photographers interpreted the challenge by clicking on this linking list.

While we are constantly surrounded by symbols like stop signs, peace symbols and emergency icons, I decided to capture something that was a bit more personal.

The word "JOY" has come to mean a lot to me. For me, it symbolizes the spirit in which my mother lived her life (her favorite scripture--and mine--expresses this in Psalm 30:5). Each time I see the word, I am reminded of her and also the fact that bad times will pass and there is joy coming!

This is the latest addition to my collection of joy---a beautiful hand stamped pewter heart from Lisa Leonard's wonderful collection.

****** I don't know what's going on with the fonts up there---can't seem to fix them to be all the same.******
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jabblog said...

What a lovely collection of joy!

Scrabblequeen said...

Love both your interpretation and all your JOY 'things", too.

Monica said...

Wonderful selection for this theme - joyful. =) When I see 'joy' I too think of my mom. Thank you!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Very interesting take on the topic, and the photos make a really nice and varied grouping. What is that third, brown one? I find that particularly intriguing!

Gattina said...

What a nice interpretation of symbol !

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