The Immediate image which sprung to mind was of a cardboard, buff-coloured manilla label with reinforcement rings around the hole through which string may be thread when I saw the words “International Label Day” in rarasaur’s blog today. My About Me page says a few things about labels. Today I have labelled myself as follows: serious and silly, hard-working, day-dreamer, kind, curious but never lazy. That’ll do.
International Label Day is a holiday that was founded right here in WordPress, based on a Daily Post prompt, in 2012. It is a holiday that celebrates the words that we choose to let shape us, the subcultures we are proud to be part of, and the surprising meaning of the labels we all choose for ourselves. Some of us are immediately drawn to a single word, others find a mantra, and still others have a combination of words that co-exist with each other.
This holiday is a glimpse into the labels that you might not see at a glance, or even a second or third look. Yet, they are the important labels — the ones that shape the how and why of us.
It takes a certain amount of strength to label yourself, so I ask that you send all of these lovely participants a good deal of…
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