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If you were a symbol, what would it be?

Asked by rOs (3492 points ) June 21st, 2011

Do you have a symbol that represents you? Or maybe there is a symbol you’ve always liked, or tattooed on your body? If not a common one, did you create your own? What does it mean to you?

If you’ve never thought about it, I found a decent site with tons of symbols, so you can find out what your symbol means, or find one that you really like.

I talked about the power of symbolism before. Feel free to discuss.

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Cruiser's avatar

A steel toed boot.

Kayak8's avatar

Zildjian

ucme's avatar

Sex! ;¬}

rOs's avatar

Before I even knew what it meant, I always liked the Spiral as a symbol. It is supposed to be the ’O’ in rOs. I was very pleased when I found out it had a few meanings. It symbolizes connectivity, learning, and growing- the spiritual path. Also known as the Cosmic Spiral, it represents the feminine aspect of creation, or the source of cosmic force.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Right now??
A period.

ETpro's avatar

I must be an @ symbol, because everybody here who wants to talk to me calls me @ETpro.

mazingerz88's avatar

Middle finger sticking out

rOs's avatar

Groundbreaking stuff in here, very telling, you have no idea :)

TexasDude's avatar

An interrobang—-> ‽

My sister-from-another-mother-and-father actually used to call me interrobang and the symbol is in my facebook display name.

Coloma's avatar

I’d be a peace sign. I’m a 70’s Bohemian type, pacifist at heart, and do my best to not engage to the extreme with militant anything. I am a strong and outspoken person but not interested in violent debate or violent egoic battles. lol

Maybe toss in my faux farm brand RGR “Rockin’ goose ranch’ haha

SpatzieLover's avatar

Sparrow bird. On the page you linked @rOs it has a meaning I am quite drawn to

Kardamom's avatar

One of those neon signs that says Restaurant Open.

WasCy's avatar

This:

InTheZone's avatar

Infinity: ∞

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The transgender symbol.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Chinese tiger and dragon.

MilkyWay's avatar

Chosen by your given link, mine would be the Wolf

wundayatta's avatar

There’s a symbol that I’ve been drawing for decades. I came upon it doodling and it just felt so right to draw that I’ve been doing it ever since. I can’t explain it and I don’t have a picture of it, so you’ll have to trust me that it really exists.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Simply this: ??????

King_Pariah's avatar

<——Either that

or this

MilkyWay's avatar

@King_Pariah
I like the one in your avatar better :)

King_Pariah's avatar

@queenie I dunno, anarchy and chaos has always been appealing to me…

Neizvestnaya's avatar

An exploding bomb. With a super cute smiley face on it.

Plucky's avatar

According to Celtic Tree Astrology in your link, I’m a Willow – The Observer.

If I were to pick a general symbol ..it would probably the infinity or international peace sign. Or this super one.

Symbeline's avatar

The ouroboros. While it symbolizes the idea of the ’‘cycle’’ and other related ides, to me it always seems a symbol of chaos and futility. I like it. :D

Kardamom's avatar

@Symbeline I figured you would have chosen a skull and crossbones.

Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom I had that as an avatar on here a couple of times lol.

Sunny2's avatar

A short straight line with a half circle on top in the middle. It’s either a fried egg or a setting sun. I’d have to add some very short straight lines coming out of the half circle to be sun rays.
My symbol is NOT a fried egg, thank you.

SavoirFaire's avatar

念 (meaning “attention”).

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One day a man approached Ikkyu and asked: “Master, will you please write or me some maxims of the highest wisdom?”
Ikkyu took his brush and wrote: “Attention.”
“Is that all?” asked the man.
Ikkyu then wrote: “Attention. Attention.”
“Well,” said the man, “I really don’t see much depth in what you have written.”
Then Ikkyu wrote the same word three times: “Attention. Attention. Attention.”
Half-angered, the man demanded: “What does that word ‘attention’ mean, anyway?”
Ikkyu gently responded, “Attention means attention.”

Plucky's avatar

@aprilsimnel ..that’s an awesome symbol. That could work for me too. :)

chewhorse's avatar

A guy pissing on a newly painted park bench.. You know, ‘Wet Paint’.

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