"The 6th Symbol of Growth"
Every year or so, I pick and choose a “Symbol” to wear around my neck to express the various stages of my Photography life.
In the beginning I had a Knife like sharp pendant to express that I was “Cutting open a path” to possibilities in the Photography industry.
Next was a Clam Shell like pendant symbolizing “Open growth and prosperity”.
After that was a Feather like pendant symbolizing “Flight to new heights… in full speed.”
Then came a neck piece without a pendant made of strings and beads symbolizing “Formation of a Style”. But later on realized that this style was what was also binding me down.
The next one after was a pendant of a ferocious looking wolf on a cross. Although I’m not in any particular religion, it symbolized “Ambition & Faith” in one self.
This 2011 I’ve decided to wear the perfect neck piece that my sister had given me for Christmas. Although she may not realize how much this meant to me, but this particular piece symbolized many different things in one.
The chain & thread binding symbolized “Bond & Unity” of those who stuck by me through thick and thin. Simultaneously it expresses my strong will to be kind to others to those I have threads with.
The pendant as you can see in the picture above resembles a tree branch like cross. To me this is a personal symbol of “Growth & Faith” as well as “Positive Unity” and “Family Bond”.
It was rather ironic that this neck piece was brought upon me just when I was about to outgrow the negativity around me…. and branch out to positive new forces…. while staying rooted to those that stood by me all these years.
I will be more aware and appreciate those around me,
I will grow further,
I will reach out to new heights,
I will be more grounded in my determination,
and most of all… I will not fail myself, and those who I love.
Happy New Year everyone! May this 2011 bring many joys & prosperity in your own personal “Symbol”. :)