Monday, September 07, 2009

Totem


I never grew out of my childhood love of turtles and tortoises. I've had this stone for years; it's my totem, reminding me that slow and steady gets me there every time, that I may be a late-bloomer but I will always get there.
It is also, of course, a symbol: Turtle Island, the aboriginal name for North America.

9 comments:

  1. How lovely - it looks very tactile!

    Pomona x

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  2. Anonymous5:14 PM

    .....I have been sitting here for quite a while....admiring this lovely photograph....so simple....so natural......how lovely!

    Makes you want to reach out and hold it in the palm of your hand.

    Anon the Elder.....OXOXO

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  3. Cool..I am also a big fan of turtles and tortoises...have you seen the few second video of Gopher Tortoise on my blog???

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  4. Gopher Tortoist vid is on Aug 21...(my voice sounds awful ..

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  5. From one late bloomer to another...I loooove sea turtles!

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  6. Thank you for your comment on my blog xx

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  7. I love the symbolism of the turtle/tortoise that you described Colette. I have a very special turtle made from alabaster that my husband bought for me while we were on holiday in The Grenadine Islands and, you know, I'm a bit of a plodder and get there in the end too, so I really liked the words you chose to describe your turtle

    Hope your week is full of nice things

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  8. I had a pet tortoise when i was a little girl. I love them too! thanks for this post, you just reminded me of another childhood memorie xo (ps - did you see the photo of my new grandson a few days ago? he was born Sept 5th - Charlie Alexander)

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