Challenge #36: Personal Symbols

What are the symbols that signify your life?

Lines, shapes, and images that we use repeatedly hold significance for us even if we sometimes don’t know why. Perhaps there is something within these reoccurring marks that is symbolically speaking to us. Look back through your journal, and pay attention to the things that you return to time and again. Begin to identify your lines, your shapes, and your images.

If you have appropriated someone else’s symbols and images (the fairies, clocks, and angels) ask yourself, “Why?” What are you drawn to in them and why do you cling to them? What images, colors, lines, and shapes do you keep repeating? What do these forms say about you?