Friday, July 17, 2009

PhotoHunt: Rock


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Rock"

A couple of years ago, MJ and I attended a Hindu wedding. At one point in the ceremony, the bride places her foot on a rock, illustrating her promise to be the rock, the foundation of their home (I forgot what he's supposed to be doing there). I've always thought of it more as her demonstration that she's putting her foot down. ;-)



25 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know that.....

candi said...

An interesting tradition, with either explanation:)

Happy weekend and thanks for visiting mine.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, I agree, she's definitely putting her foot down. And the hubby better know his place ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

Someone has to wear the rock in the family....

Tara R. said...

That is fascinating. Thanks for sharing this traditional rock.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ya, but not to impugn the Hindu traditions, I would say 'putting your foot down' is a good interpretation.

My rocks are now posted. Won't you try to stop by to view my photos today? Have a great weekend.

julie said...

Wow, this is a unique entry :)

Zoolatry said...

Ah yes, the latter thought is the one we, too, think more appropriate...
great choice for todays theme!

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful take on the theme. I didn't know that before now. Have a great weekend

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Nice information and nice shot. But, your interpretation of the ritual is GREAT!

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/07/photohunt-these-rocks-rock.html

upto6only said...

interesting one.

mine is up too

Greyscale Territory said...

An interesting custom that could have a few interpretations. As the woman gives birth to her family, she becomes the rock, the original foundation! Great photo!

YTSL said...

Very interesting ritual act -- and heheh re your 'take' on it! ;b

Meikah said...

Interesting piece of trivia, and a good take on the theme. :)

Ladykli said...

Very interesting take on this week's theme. It's fun to learn something new.

My rocks are here.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I knew you'd come up with a great rock!

Dianne said...

What an interesting ritual and great for the theme!

Daisy said...

What a neat photo! And I like your "putting her foot down" interpretation better. Hahaha!

Willa said...

thanks for posting this, now i learned something new about other culture. :)

CatLadyDiary.com said...

I love the foot on the rock...then you can always yell, "I put my foot on the rock for you!" if needed.

VioletSky said...

Are those rose petals getting strewn upon her foot on the rock?

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Cat lady is indeed still on the Cape....away from the crazyness of P-Town and out in Truro with the old folk!

Life Ramblings said...

what an interesting post for the theme. happy PH!

Alice Audrey said...

So you managed to cover "rock" in two different ways and make me feel all exotic at the same time. Impressive.

Alice Audrey said...

There you are! I went through the old comments looking for the link to you, but kept getting distracted. I'm glad you said something. It makes me think I should keep doing what I do with Jack and Jill.

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