Wednesday, 6 January 2016

What do you see?



It is my heart 
held to the flame 
now dancing

    A popular New Year's tradition in Austria is to melt a metallic object. I was offered the choice of various objects. In size and colour they resemble traditional Monopoly pieces. There was even a top hat and I debated if I should select it, but in the end I chose the heart. After a few minutes the amalgam placed in the spoon and held to the candle became liquified. I tipped the liquid into a bowl of cold water. In an instant it solidified, creating a new and unique object. It is an oracle, and predicts my fortune for the year ahead.

What do you see?

My own interpretation can be found below:











Flamenco Dancer. 



12 comments:

  1. Of course now that you have suggested flamenco dancer that is all that I can see too. But I think it is a lovely tradition.

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    1. Hello Pat, strangely there was a small 'dagger' too, and everybody joked about it. Maybe it's Carmen they said.

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    2. Have now made the required change. Thanks!

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  2. What an interesting tradition indeed. It appears to show a figure sitting on a chair/throne?
    Warm greetings!

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    1. Interesting. Thanks and warm wishes to you too! Actually it is unusually warm here for January: 0 C today and 7 C for the weekend.

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  3. Reaching for the stars... .

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    1. Stars
      our raison d'etre
      - pourquoi?

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  4. What a tempting tradition. I prefer to avoid the Rorschach test and go with your lovely poem at the top.

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    1. Clearly a wise man. Maybe two more somewhere. Thanks Shawn.

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    2. My apologies for calling you a man. Having seen your lovely photo I'm clearly wrong. I had also wrongly assumed you were Irish ;). That'll teach me a lesson. Never make assumptions.

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  5. I see a man trying to escape. It is going to be a year of change for you.

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    1. Me®ç⁄i ®ªçheL , I've just tidied my sock drawer. Big changes in there ;)

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