Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Climbing

Interested in lifelong learning? Here is a website beyond all websites: a treasure trove of delights. Teasing out the non-verbal qualities of my current heroine I was browsing for inspiration and affirmation when I strayed and happened upon http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/ladder-of-inference.html  Only one interesting page of many. Absolutely brilliant. So good I want to say thanks and share. 



Monday, 7 December 2015

Symbols

Floor tiles from a country church near Cirencester. 
1. The Green Man seen as a motif on pub signs, as architectural decoration and as modern-day branding for 'green' products. Wild Nature symbolism part of folklore through the ages and religions across the world;

2. The Fleur-de-lys, a lily or lotus flower associated with the mixed bag of French royalty, the branding of runaway slaves and heraldry representing the values of perfection, light and life; 

3. Celtic knotwork suggesting the intertwining and unending circle of life. 

What is the significance of these repeated images for the casual visitor today? What did these symbols mean for Indian worshippers, Byzantine builders, and Celtic travellers? Literary tropes and visual symbols can enrich and deepen meaning enabling greater connection, recognition and understanding. These are universal waymarkers and fingerposts to help with journeys.