It happened last Sunday morning, following the Sunday morning zoom service at Don Heights Unitarian Congregation. We were having our small “break-out” group discussion with just 6 participants, when I caught sight of the Blissymbol for “feeling, as an adjective”!
(The “indicator” appearing over the heart symbol denotes the grammatical category.)
“Feeling” appeared in the backdrop behind Peter Lister.
I was wondering why the symbol appeared to be layered on a “grid”, but not properly positioned….
I just had to ask Peter where the symbol came from! His response….
“I’m sitting in front of a picture of a table with a checkered table cloth!”
With a little detective work, we discovered that the “feeling” symbol was a great example of ‘meaning being in the eyes of the beholder’.
Only, I, would perceive “feeling” in the back of a wrought iron chair!
It could be said that I’m “seeing things” that aren’t there. I prefer to believe that I bring the language of Blissymbolics to many aspects of my life – with enjoyment!
Leads me to a great book, for anyone wishing to delve more into perception. It’s one of my favourites!
Graziano, Michael S.A. (2010). God Soul Mind Brain.
Massachusetts: Leapfrog Press.
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