Connect

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Connections are all around us, big and small (Credit: C. Bertelsen)

Connection, that’s the theme of the day. Most people might think of interpersonal connections, how those seem to be eroding away via the technology that substitutes for face-to-face interactions. Others ponder bridges, both those that transverse water and the fragile ties of a spider’s web, the stitches that keep flesh from parting after surgery, or the nebulous sense of spirits after death. But there’s one connection that rarely appears these days, except on men’s shirts: buttons, an ancient way of keeping folds of cloth connected. Swaddling the body, muting the shock of cold air, rain, thorns, lessening the touch of nature on the skin. Buttons play that role, connecting and disconnecting.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. The best ideas always seem to happen like that!

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  2. Thanks, Daggi, for the clarification!

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  3. Yes, Beth, not everybody has the benefits of Home Ec these days!

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  4. Laura, I appreciate your stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I really had no idea what I was going to post and then happened to look at my jacket and it came to me.

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  5. Maya says:

    Great interpretation and a PERFECT picture!

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  6. puce576 says:

    What an original treatmant of today’s theme ! I like this picture a lot. Simple and very powerful !

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  7. Thank you, Hồng Nhiên, very kind of you to say that.

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  8. Great interpretation, not something I would have thought of at all… so clever!

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  9. Nancy, I’m participating in Photography 101, a Word Press photo-a-day for a month with prompts; today’s was “Connect.”

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  10. nccrump says:

    What inspired this entry, Cindy? And interesting post. It’s amazing to me how the “mundane” things of daily living can provoke profound thoughts/ideas. It was oil for me y’day — cooking oil, that is.

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  11. Yes, Beth, I know! So … how are you guys? It’s been busy here and showing no sign of letting up.

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  12. Beth Ann Rossi says:

    And it is amazing to me how many people can not sew on a button. They’d sooner throw the shirt away rather than reconnect it. So silly.

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  13. Yes, Daggi, those things are pretty hard to get just right!

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  14. Sure, tried Goooogle translation, means that:

    +hammer!

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  15. love this idea. great job.

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  16. Your photo gave me a jolt. Very creative, I like the glow of the button.

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  17. Is a push-button something like a snap? Thanks for commenting.

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  18. Just fixed a shirt with a fresh hammered push-button. Tired of sewing. :-)

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  19. joanfrankham says:

    very clever interpretation.

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