9/12/13

The WOMEN'S CIRCLE


It's rare you see a group of men with their chairs turned towards each other in a circle. Even when standing, a group of men tend to stand in lines, not really facing each other. I've watched this often when large groups of men and women get together and then split into groups. The men talk, but don't really look at each other. The women purposefully turn their chairs towards each other. One group slightly afraid of intimacy, the other quite comfortable with it.


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And dogs? Well, they're just happy to be near their pack.

This is my contribution to this week's Sepia Saturday.

14 comments:

  1. A great sewing circle - although there are so many sewing ladies in my family, I couldn't find even one photo

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  2. I like the guy up on the porch watching them - probably wondering if they are gossiping about him...

    :) ..and any good dog wants to be near his owner. :)

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  3. Most dogs I know would want to be inside the circle watching what was going on.

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  4. Beautiful photo. I didn't even see the guy on the verandah at first. If he's anything like my husband he would have been enjoying the solitude.

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  5. A very quiet and relaxed photo.
    And I agree, we've had this difference in gender for thousands of years and across every culture. Let the circle be unbroken. Except for dogs.

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  6. The dog looks like he would prefer being the center of attention in the middle of the circle.

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    1. I think the dog is listening to what they're saying and then it goes back and tells the man. Super sleuth. People will say anything in front of a dog and never suspect a thing.

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  7. Man's best friend forever, dogs, well and cats too. Great photo, of a tender moment in life, sharing their togetherness.

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  8. You're right I'm sure. I'll be observing more closely from now on.

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  9. This reminds me of my quilting groups - and my husband sitting back watching and marvelling that we can talk all day without getting stuck for words.

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  10. All busy in friendly companionship. A beautiful photo to remember.

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  11. You would have to travel wide and far to get a photo like that nowadays. But, it is true, women, for some reason don't mind facing each other when in a group, I wonder why that is....

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  12. Well that's an interesting observation; I've never thought of that and I'll be looking out for it now. A charming image.

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