Wednesday’s Word: Symbol

This week’s Daily Post’s word is symbol.  There are obvious symbols.



I have mixed feelings about national flags, and I’ll leave it at that.

Here is a symbol that is personally meaningful to me:


Lilacs have been my favorite blossom since a I was a child.  There was a large hedge of lilacs between our summer home and my grandparent’s summer home in Rhode Island.  Lilacs symbolize to me family, summer and carefree days intermingled with the aroma of lilac and salt air!  It also represented our family’s longstanding New England heritage.

But now, it also represents my Swedish side because blossomed lilacs were ubiquitous in Sweden:

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So cultural symbols versus personal symbols…Happy Summer!

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2 Responses to Wednesday’s Word: Symbol

  1. I made a small tulip quilt to remember my trip this year. I’m thinking you may need a small lilac quilt. 🙂

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