LABEL ME YESTERDAY 2013

International Label Day is a holiday created by WordPress based on a Daily Post prompt in 2012. Technically, the Day was yesterday, but I have no problem being a dollar short and a day late. Time is an illusion and any case, we live in a parallel reality. Trust me (heh heh).

So this is officially an Annual Tradition. A brand new one. Which is an oxymoron, but who’s keeping score? We live in an oxymoronic world, so why should the blogging universe not reflect this?

Is labeling good? Maybe. Sometimes. Is refusing to label things better? It depends on what you aren’t labeling. Fish? Veggies? Spices? Medicine? Label away please. I want to know what I’m getting. People are a bit trickier. Even fictional people can be slippery. A labeling challenge.

I took this as a visual challenge, an exercise in creative photography. What image could I create that would scream ME ME ME. It took two images, a lot of editing and Photoshop to get it done, but here’s the official ME ME ME picture.

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Does it scream? I hope so. It took me long enough.

People shouldn’t be allowed label themselves. Too close to home. But who then should be the labeler? If any one is going to label, no one but me will do. Who else would understand? As far as “me” goes, everyone but me is uninformed. Prejudiced pro, con or both. Other people have axes to grind. I resemble a grindstone.

So labels are a terrible idea for people. But they are a bad idea whose time has come. We get labeled by everyone all the time. We might as well get a shot at putting our own oars in the water. Right? Of course I’m right. I’m always right. I know because my husband said so, just the other day. Okay, maybe he said “Why do you always have to be right?” But that’s the same thing, isn’t it?



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  2. Enjoyed this! If I knew how to enter a label I’d send one back. Being 81 has its disadvantages. I am just trying to learn how to blog. Loved your sense of humor.

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    • Blogging — which took me about 5 years to try — is nothing more or less than keeping a journal or writing short articles — on the computer. You can get fancy. You can keep it really simple. If you like writing, try it. It’s easier than tyou think. Good for you for thinking about it. My husband is a babe at 71 and he likes writing, but he puts whatever it is in an email — I turn it into a post. Email is as far as he is ever going ont he computer. He just doesn’t want to. That’s MY job 🙂

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  3. Love your label!
    A day late & a dolla’ short – but – it’s all YOU & that’s what matters 🙂
    Happy Friday Marilyn!

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  4. perfect. my contentious contention is, no one should be allowed to label us without our express written (if necessary) consent. In some corners of the net I have been labeled Drama Queen, Commie pinko Liberal, Wanna be X, and a few others. None which is remotely me. The only person who should do the labeling is us. You got that right. At least it gives us a chance to figure out who we think we are, and what about that drives other people batshit. And yeah, i love that photo.

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  5. Love your labeled photo! That’s such an interesting photograph. 😀

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  6. I love it, Marilyn! Can I add it to the collection? 😀

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