After the exertions involved in my first attempt at fiction writing for over half a century it seemed a good moment to get back to doing something rather simpler Smile

The cone circles at the top we got in Germany, while the padded cloth circle is from Denmark. The black hat pin at the bottom came from Norfolk and the lace butterfly is from Bruges. The silver pin below it was a gift from a Polish friend, given to us when we in Warsaw in β€˜89.

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8 Responses to Circles

  1. Nice photo! Photography is definitely simpler than writing fiction, as I produce lots of photos, and have yet to come up with any decent fiction.

  2. Maria F. says:

    I like all kinds of wreaths, and I think it’s the circular form of a “mandala” like design. Wikipedia says:

    “According to art therapist and mental health counselor Susanne F. Fincher, we owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art making, Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing. The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. Familiarity with the philosophical writings of India prompted Jung to adopt the word “mandala” to describe these circle drawings he and his patients made. In his autobiography “,” Jung wrote:

    “I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing,…which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time….Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:…the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”

    β€”Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, pp 195 – 196.

    • Trifocal says:

      I had heard of mandalas before but knew nothing about them, so thank you. I think the cone circles at the top are probably the most like mandalas, with those patterns of circles within circles.

  3. prior says:

    these are so interesting – little memoirs and the circle shape is just cool. πŸ™‚

  4. kalabalu says:

    on the walls our memories hung..circles in shape,..soft and colorful..reminders of moments passed.

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