Symbols are of extreme importance when it comes to spirituality. When I think about my faith, the first thing that comes to mind is a Pentacle, which is why I wear one around my neck most of the time. To be honest, my entire life is surrounded by personal symbols. One that has been receiving a lot of attention lately is an empty picture frame I keep on my filing cabinet/nightstand (Yep, living space is nothing but a dream in this Eclectic Pagan’s dwelling, so she has to get creative).
I’ve had the empty picture frame for a few years. I bought it the day I decided I was ready to resume my romantic life. I told myself that the picture frame would be filled by the one who was going to claim that special place in my heart. Some time back a picture sat in front of the frame; not in it, just close to it. I looked at both and was almost sure that, soon, they were going to be one. It didn’t happen. The picture in question found its way into a box, after certain events made me realize I was about to make a mistake.
Sweet time has passed since that day. Lately, I’ve found myself looking at the empty picture frame more than usual. There is this guy who has been racing against my skepticism...
I’ve been running faster, guarding my empty picture frame in any way I can. I’m used to looking back and making sure no one can catch us. I looked again, recently, and no one was there. I saw an image closing in—panting—but it was easy to leave him behind. Its sweet voice tried to caress my face, it promised that it was meant to fill my picture frame, but it didn't feel right. I’m still skeptical... I just know, fine I don't know! But I really hope for all my doubts to disappear on the day I meet the one who is supposed to fill my picture frame.
Do you have any personal symbols in your life?