Friday, January 22, 2010

Bread Bed


First let me say that the above was inspired by this delightful video on Tony Zimnoch's Bench documenting a visit to the old country.

I had already become smitten with the letter B - why does this letter seem so benign? Here it says that the letter derives from Egyptian hieroglyph for shelter. A book can be a kind of shelter, as can a breast, or breasts. Certainly a posterior shaped like this would make a more comfortable seat than one shaped like a capitol "I". There's the smiling, or laughing, Bodhisattva. Then again there's my friend Ben, who has already informed me that his name stands for benevolent, and I believe him.

Sorry, I don't actually know the way to Sesame Street.

22 comments:

Bee said...

From the right angle, a B does look like a pair of breasts! I'm just thinking of a line from a book where a person's well-being is compared to a loaf of freshly baked bread.

All three of my initials are B's, just by the way.

ger said...

... makes me think of Bread & Butter, which is a Berlin fashion fair - silly name (silly clothing, too, I guess...) - but there might be some wisdom in it, after all...

Eva said...
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Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Mmmm, what a tasty/comfy place for a snack/nap. Suddenly I realize how hungry and sleepy I'm feeling today!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Silly when you thing about it
Eating in bed....
So I'm now a follower... =-) I've been over here almost every day anyway....Love where this is all going.

ArtSparker said...

Hi Joei - If you find out where all this is going, please let me know. Sometimes I feel I am ten years old and leading the other kids around the neighborhood pretending to be Sherlock Homes making deductions with no actual clue...

Megan said...

You should link to this on the Theme Thursday blog!

Eva said...

This B(r)e(a)d reminds me that I always put our bread to sleep with respect, never helplessly on the back. I'm supersticious.

Steve said...

There can be nothing more comfortable and a guarantee of sweet dreams than the smell of freshly baked dough...

subby said...

There is a weird movie reference to this but dang if I can't recall the title, just the scene...and tho' Tony's vid was a bit scratchy it was a spot of fun to watch. O hand you have to take that left at Albuquerque then straight onto I-40West. Gets ya right there!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd get butter all over my bed, and it wouldn't last long either.

Susan at Stony River said...

I love the way this wandered. B's a good letter, and the first one of my maiden name so I'll always like it.

ArtSparker said...

Susan - you may rely on me to wander.

Tom said...

just close your eyes and click your heels Susan!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Crumbs! That bed looks toasty warm.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

this post is inspiring me to consider designating february as a blogabet month.

b is BEEEEE- u-t-FULL

let me show you the way....it's a great street to hang on!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

here's one route and here's another

Celeste Bergin said...

B is for blog...your bread looks toasty.

Asja said...

very imaginative idea!
when i was studying we were taught in art history class that letter B comes from Cretan sign for house but i couldn't find that information anywhere else.

Titus said...

Egyptian hieroglyph "reed hut" becomes house - beth - as in "Bethlehem", "house of bread".
I think, after this drawing, I prefer the bed of bread. Lovely. Used to be not "bee" but pronounced "bay", in Chaucer's day.
Beloved one of my favourite B's.

tony said...

hi Susan! Where did the last few days go???!!!! Yea, "B" is a cool letter.No sharp edges.No dramatic Highs+Lows.Bella!

Dominic Rivron said...

B is a great -and useful- letter. Where would we e without it?