I know that sounds somewhat Harry Potterish. But I NEED A SYMBOL!
Let me back up.
I have always found the subject of symbolism fascinating.
I bet you know what they all stand for, right? No? Can’t quite place the last one? (Hint: “Purple Rain”) (Follow-up to preceding hint: I would say that Prince is a strange character, but that would make me hypocritical after yesterday’s affirmation, so I won’t.) Symbols are ubercool–instant communication without words.
Don’t ask me why, but for some reason I looked up “symbol” on UrbanDictionary.com, and here’s a sampling of what I got:
Symbol: A friend added in Facebook strictly for use in a Facebook game. ”I got several collectible tree gifts from my symbol friend.”
Symbol: Superfly guy. ”Symbol soars through the air hollerin’ with decked out 3′s and 7′s.”
Symbol demon: Person who irritates everyone with cryptic symbols in his/her text messages. ”Dude! Look at this message – ‘hey WRUD now…coming for DNR2NTE?….TLK2UL8R…CU L8R’ – this guy is a symbol demon!”
Am I getting old?
After about twenty minutes, and wondering if nearly EVERY word in the English language really has some sexually explicit meaning, I left Urban Dictionary and went to BrainyQuote.com, where a symbol is (a bit boringly defined after UD as) “a visible sign or representation of an idea; anything which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage; the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience; the golden eagle is a symbol of Neal.” (Okay, that last part might not have been there.)
Finally, here’s the point of this posting: I WANT A SYMBOL FOR THE BLOG. Someone suggested Mr. Happy …
… but he’s more of the mascot for the blog. So help! Give me a few suggestions for a symbol which will represent the focus of NealEnJoy: Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy.
Thanks! I look forward to reading about/seeing some of your suggestions ASAP. I always love getting comments and ideas from you guys.