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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

We have a Japanese neighbor who, with quite a few of his countrymen, has a near obsession with Bonzai trees. The Bonzai is a small plant that the gardner carefully snips and binds to shape into a very personal expression. Bonzai clipping is a form of active meditation.

Many Americans have a similar obsession, though it tends to be informational rather than meditative. We carefully shape it with the same diligent care as the most meticulous Japanese gardner. It is uniquely us. Very personal, and highly revealing: it is our Favorites list.

Think about it. Just by clicking the icon, I can read all about you. Mine, for example, has several writing sites and blogs, church sites and blogs, business sites, a few comic strips, some educational addresses and the library. Sums me up pretty well.

A good friend and former co-worker had a list that spanned a dozen columns. It was almost beyond the use of a Favorites list and into a Internet Listing. Which described him well... or wells :)

What does your Favorites say about you?

8 comments:

Sherlock said...

That i have way to much time on my hands...

damaris said...

HAHA.

ummm well i wouldn't know I HATE favourites lists.
as far as movies and that sort of thing.

mine makes me sound a little odd i think.

alas.

Sherlock said...

No dami he is talking about favorites as in bookmarks.


double duh...

Rob said...

!

Y'all slay me!

Too good. :)

dawn said...

That one of the users in this household, who shall remain nameless, has no concept of organizing "favorites" into "folders" - resulting in a list crammed with random images that said user found interesting/inspiring once but probably never will look at again.

malissa said...

Dawn, that almost sounds like my list. Except that Swanstuff is on my list. I don't put anything in folders - too complicated. But I do go through and delete them from time to time.

The Martin Family said...

My favorites would say home, education, church, with a few misc. things threw in.

I guess you are on to something. That about sums me up.

damaris said...

haha.
i was thinking "favorites" as in "my favorite things". i thought it was a little odd...

i don't take after my dad. haha. my bookmarks pretty much consist of: sgm links; friends; and some randomly interesting places.