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In this old poem I'd written below, it was written with the Sparrow in mind.
"Blinded by light, blindfolded by night,
I keep moving forward with nothing in sight.
I'll take myself there one step at a time,
No looking back, up that mountain I climb.
There's no holding me here, not ever not now.
At the top, turn to the world and take a bow.
With a jump, I fly out unbroken, unchained, and free
This restless bird is going higher than the world can see."
M.M.W - 2015
I was represented by the Sparrow directly in my piece called "Seven" and I had even considered a separate entry for the meanings and symbolism in this piece. Upon some brief research, the relations surprised me since this piece was representative of a very hard time in which I suffered great inner turmoil and loss.
Dragonfly- This is an insect that I have always found fascinating for it's light construction and multi-color shimmering wings. It's an insect I find non-threatening and always stop to admire if I see them. I like many insects such as moths, praying mantis, spiders, and beetles, but dragonflies I adore. The meaning of this one surprised me. But I see much similarity as if the Crow and Sparrow were combined.
Snake- This particular animal has a bad reputation to many people all around the world. Superstition, religion, and taught fear has left this great animal with a false representation of death, deception, and danger. The irony of this misconception is that in many cultures in earlier times the snake represented the following:
This animal is one that I often draw for the sake of texture, respect, and fascination. Much like the Crow, it is often a "Companion" to the characters I create.
There are a few other symbols that are often represented for specific reasons in specific pieces. Numbers, colors, flowers, and objects represent direct relations to my life even if the symbolism of each subject is unapparent to me or, instead, adds greater complexity to the meaning of the picture.
Again, I had considered doing a direct criticism and explanation of my piece "Seven"; however, I'd have to decide for multiple people, if that is wise. The composition and simplicity of the piece was on of my favorites. The elements certainly contain a circular, futile battle that was within me at the time I drew it. But after finding the meaning of specific items in that piece, the connection to me grew much stronger.
My personality has a few strong traits that I hold positively - loyalty, creativity, diligence, sympathy, tenacity, prophetic, perceptive, and determined.
There are many strong negative traits- naive, emotional, needy, fear of the unknown, oblivious to present time, temperamental, self-absorbed, impatient, loser, and judgemental.
Hopefully, that didn't bore you to tears. These are thoughts that I wanted to write somewhere. Perhaps for venting and future reference.
I must spend the rest of the day skipping my exercise to take care of paperwork and bills. Hopefully I will work on an Inktober #12 later this evening. In the meantime, feel free to share your own personal symbols and thoughts.