Girl Power Cerne Giant
altering ancient symbols
amused or irate?
Our One-A-Week Photo Challenge prompt this week is PAIR
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku challenge prompts are : AMUSED and IRATE
The photo is of a painting I did in 1994. I had just returned from a round the world trip looking at all sorts of ethnic symbols in Nepal, Australia, Tahiti and America and realised there is a very powerful symbol in my home county. The Cerne Giant.
I have written about him before a couple of times, here is one post describing a walk in that area. Rainbow Junkie has also written about visiting Cerne Abbas.
When I was playing around with the Giant design, first I gave him a mate by putting my girl version next to him in a painting, but this one is my favourite – girl power!
My 7 year old grandson, Master R asked to me the other day, “Why are boys more important than girls?”
“They’re not are they?” I replied
“Well why do we have the World’s Strongest Man competition and the World’s Tallest Man competition but not the World’s Strongest Woman or the World’s Tallest Woman?”
“Good point,” I said, “I think a long time ago men thought they were more important just because they were in general taller and stronger than women, and some of that still stays on in our culture, but we know better now don’t we, all that thinking is a bit old fashioned.”
We then had quite a long discussion about all the things that girls were better at doing, boys were better at doing and things which boys and girls were equally good at.
They take me into interesting arenas of discussion these grandchildren of mine – looking at the world through their eyes is a very useful thing to do.
Cathy and I have created a list of Photo Challenges, just for fun. You can see them all here.
Please leave a link to your ‘Pair’ in the Comments, we’d love to see them, and i will include your link in the monthly Round-Up.