#Reverb14: Prompt 19 – Signs & Symbols

Prompt 19:

Today, I invite you to consider: what sorts of signs and symbols have recurred for you in 2014? Think: repeating colours, shapes, people, sayings, music, images, ideas. Where could they possibly be leading you?

Colors: Red. We’ve taken a million pictures of my dog and he is always on my red couch. Everyone in the world with an Instagram account knows we own a red couch. I have noticed I have started to buy more red clothes and honestly, I’d probably buy all new red kitchen plates if it didn’t seem wasteful.

Shapes: Circles. Just yesterday my husband and I visited the park where we were married and it features a big circle in the middle. It was so important for me to be married in a circle and enveloped by the love of our friends and family.

People: Superheroes, specifically superheroines. I wrote about my developing love for comic books, but it has all been about the female heroes. Storm. Jean Grey. Rogue. Carol Danvers. They are so strong and yet complicated. They are fearless, yet are also so human.

Sayings: “As long as we stick together, everything works out”- Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights (so important, we included this in our wedding vows)

Music: I switched over from iTunes to Rdio this year so I stream most of my music. I connected my iTunes to Rdio and it reminded me of how great the 10,000 Maniacs are and I began listening to them again. As far as new music, I discovered I love Haim and became a Nicki Minaj fan.

Images: Puppies. Puppies on a red couch. Weddings. Parks where I officiated weddings. Beverages not drank yet, delicious and dangerous.


Ideas: That optimism is the most important trait needed to make things happen for yourself. Without it, data, strategy, intentions and goals mean nothing.

Where is it all leading me? Unsure, but power, optimism and fearlessness are things I seek. And delicious and dangerous beverages to accompany my journey are never a bad thing.

What symbols helped you in 2014?