Monday, January 26, 2009


I started out to write a post about learning and this symbol...but the "we learn something every day" sounded so banal and unimaginative I deleted it. I wanted to say something about the way some really new interesting things just bump into us in the course of the day, and wouldn't it be interesting to keep track, just for one day, how many new things we learn. So, this symbol:

This is what I learned yesterday during our book group discussion of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It means good and kind woman. It was used during the depression by those looking for food as a signal that the woman of the house would feed you. Simple communication. I think I may use it in some of my artwork.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy-
Per my ex-roommate, you'll also find this symbol in Tramp Art. I'm sure it was used by the "tramps" for the same reason, and also as a thank you for the kindness.