TIDBITS 09/05/10

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Good evening folks,
Last week I presented to you a Tidbits entitled: The Puzzle of the
Bangle. I received a rather interesting response from Ms. Sharon
Miklos-Thompson which I thought I'd
share. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

And so ....

WOW! This is quite a puzzle. Could mean so
many things, but I have some theories.

First off, the letters you give R-E-S-D-P-H-M-L-H-Y. Could spell Meryl
S. Phhd, but  it's highly unlikely the designer said "let me find
objects that start with the letters of my beloveds' name..." and then
proceeded to make this beautiful piece. If so, why not take the
letters from each of the processes involved and add them too,
hopefully giving us more vowels to work with. It's more likely that
each image/symbol depicted holds the secrets of the item.  Wish I
could see all sides of it for more clues! But what I did see tells me
enough to get certain strong impressions about this item, which I will
try to express here.  

First off, I'd say that the bracelet was made by a talented jewelry
artist (or by the artist on behalf of a patron/client) who was or is
in love with a girl who's name starts with the letter "M", as
evidenced by the "M" in the box. As a girl who spent countless hours
doodleling the initials of her 'beloved du jour' on her notebook,
purse or other close possessions, always embellishing these initials
with hearts, vines, BOXES, etc., I think that's an easy starting
point. Then there is the heart; it's obviously in the form of a lock,
a symbol of frustration with feeling unable to get close enough to the
object of his affections.  He feels his heart is hopelessly locked up
by this person, who does not necessarily return his love.  

There appears to be a blue pear shaped setting, with wings; the pear
shape symbolizes a tear, the wings making it fleeting, as the maker
hopes his sadness will soon be gone. He wants the pain of his longing
to fly far far away. The cottage with the tree is a symbol of wishing
for matrimony or a happy life (or a good lengthy shack up) together
with with his beloved. The bangle design itself is a symbol of a
shackle, as he wishes to lock up this person, not literally of course,
but figuratively; he wants to make her his possession. If not, why not
just make a beautiful charm bracelet? With the resources to make such
a costly item, this person is likely used to getting what he wants,
and finds the pursuit process to be unbearably painful. He wants to
buy her and be done with it, to own her, to lock her up like one of
the other fine things he's collected, as she is a trophy to him. If I
could see more of this bangle, I would probably have more theories to

I have studied mythology, symbology, dreams, puzzles, meanings of
stones, etc. I am a Portuguese/Greek child of a huge psychic fan, and
an 'enigma locked within a mystery' myself (according to my humanities
professor). And let's just say I get strong impressions from things,
and I do not feel the letters you gave us have any symbolism as to the
maker or the identity of the objects desired recipient. If you have
the answer, would you please share it with us eventually? Thank you
very much for Tidbits, I look forward to reading it each week!  

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits...may I
direct you to my home page at http://www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Current Tidbits ... click it ...  and you will see represented on our
pages the image of the bangle in question.  

And there ya have it.
That's it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark

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