Totems – an object that defines you
Hello. It’s @waywardlou here again, this time to natter along to all your pictures. Wow. Just wow. Thanks for all your entries for this week’s #SundayPics. Might I just add, that I have *so* much respect for @wombat37 right now? This is a little bit hard, and rather time consuming. Also, while writing this I have had to come to terms with the fact I’m not as witty as I thought I was. I shall divide the counselling bill equally between you and send it off henceforth. Seriously though, I’ve had a lot of fun, and I hope you did too.
I’m going to start with this one, because, well…because it’s my favourite. This is from the very lovely @carolthescot who has made a crossword puzzle out of her favourite hobbies. That’s dedication to #SundayPics right there, that is.
Actually, a few of you shared with us your defining interests…
Right: @binarydad’s totem. Showing off a love of trains and Master Binary.
Below: @lettyP1: “Love Dr Who, have done since I was a child” Below centre: picture by @sjnewton Below right: @IainLJ: ”From buying my 1st vinyl at aged approx 4 it’s safe 2 say my #totem is music”
Above right: @tipyourhat’s mis/well spent youth, centre: @davidwaldock (beam me up); Above left: @FBishWife: Known for her love of food, and her awe inspiring appetite. I think a #sundaypics dinner party is in order. *invites self round for dinner*
I’m not sure I’d let @Keithy73 (below left) cook though. I’d put @emmaloopy and @thorne_waite in charge of refreshments:-
Rather usefully, @crofty can help out on with the cooking, AND provide the entertainment:
And so we are agreed. Next Sunday, at your house it is. I’ll bring a tiramisu.
Some of your interests were more esoteric than others…
Here’s @vanishedhippo’s totem. It’s a…erm…well, it’s obvious really, it’s a…. What the hell is it?
“words, words, words”
Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
Being a rather smart and wordy lot, it’s no surprise that so many of you are passionate about books and plays, and perhaps draw a little bit of inspiration from those words, be it written, or performed. Like this –>
@missmandymoo78, @basicallygeek and @macjude book journal.
@em_and_lola’s rather fine little library on alternative remedies, @susiewoosie’s beloved kindle, and @mannymunkeh indulging in highbrow pursuits.
Darling, you look FABULOUS
Well, we knew it in our hearts and now it is confirmed. You’re a rather attractive bunch aren’t you? Here are a few of you sharing your signature look….
‘SHOES!!! I mean *cough* those are rather lovely aren’t they? On the topic of lovely, have a look at this:
“I always wear it. Gift from Mama 4 us both surviving long enuf 2 reach my adulthood LOL […] she said ‘You’re an adult now. We made it! Together we did it! I love you’ Then gave me the necklace.” @starlitwolf
In unrelated news, I think I’ve got something in my eye. Actually, a few of you have some very beautiful jewellery, each item with it’s own little story.
@xkylet (right): “My grandfather bought this in Singapore when he was doing national service”
@leontia2001(right): “My fave ‘necklace’ made by my 6 yr old – a little battered, but my heart still beats for love, always.”
@gibbonarms’ submission was also high scoring in sentimental value. A cap badge belonging to his grandfather. “I keep it prominently displayed. It reminds me of him and makes me try to be more like him.”
More lovely jewellery….
@wannabestarbuck’s Ax of protection (left), a gift from her beloved @B0atG1rl and decision ring
@ivan_jelical’s ‘kissing kippers’ (right)
But back to the topic of how very attractive you all are….
@SkydiveMacca tells me he is never seen without these sunglasses. Mysterious.
And our very own @wombat37 shared his totem with us. His trusty hat. Proving all good things improve with age.
Some of your totems not only carry great meaning for you, but are also part of you. Literally.
“my secret tattoo … I love the idea of having magic constantly whispered in my ear”
Use that force for good tattoo Pixy.
Favourite things – Things that are just….you.
Above (clockwise): @MrsAshborosCat, @richlieu_uk, @johnrands_tmtl, @hyperbolicgoat, @emmyloopy, and @englishkirsty
So thanks to those of you who provided more than one totem, and completely satisfied my nosiness!
@sarahtregear (left): “this is my other totem. He rocks my world everyday.”
You, in metaphor.
Rather cleverly, you lot have done a rather good job of sending pictures that sum up your personalities and aspirations. In your own words….
@scullyscully: “Fizzy when fresh, flat when tired, & best when served chilled. This #totem represents me quite well.”
@Thom_Waite: “I’m a part time dad but a full time graphic designer. So this wins.”
@judgetread – because he’s ‘always getting lost!’
@cloudofutopia: “My totem – A desire to escape everything and travel.”
Thank you for sharing your totems with us. And thanks for waiting so patiently for the blog.
Hugs and kisses,