Monday, 25 January 2021

Negativity


 I love this photograph 
The character in the blue could be anything...it could be covid, a toxic relationship or just life at its very worst, but we have all, at one time or another, felt it’s pull and experienced it’s draining feeling.
“ She could suck the lifeblood from out of a lemon” was a saying my mother would employ about a negative and chronically pessimistic friend oblivious that she would act the same with confines of her own family
What do you think of when you look at the photograph 
Answers on a postcard please 

64 comments:

  1. I think of a narcissist-unfortunately I've known more than one and I've learnt to mentally cut their energy supply and watch them shrivel x

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  2. Cute ... I'm feelin' pretty blue these days. So thanks for the laugh.

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  3. Anonymous3:41 am

    Massage therapist vs a migraine?

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  4. The small consuming the large.

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  5. A homeschooling boy sucking the very life out of his grandmother.

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    1. SpikesBestMate3:12 pm

      That sounds as if it is coming from the heart!

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  6. Environment vs heredity.

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  7. One person sucking the very life, energy and hope out of another.

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  8. The blue one giving birth to the big one. "just one more big push. You can do it!"

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    1. I’m loving how different the “ takes” are

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  9. Just did something very similar today in a training session on how to teach "analysis" skills.

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  10. I actually thought about winnie being groomed by albert when I saw it. I thought it was kind of a sweet image.

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  11. The way the blue one has a seal on the other reminds me of.....well, never mind

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  12. Me kissing my family, whenever we can finally meet again. I'll kiss them so hard. xx

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  13. I see the red figure 'asking for help' with its eyes, and the blue figure not even looking at what it is consuming.

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  14. Another challenge for Morph (a la Tony Hart).

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  15. Two blobs of Plasticine with eyes!

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  16. The horrible border terrier that attacked my Turbo on Friday...blood dripping from his ear marked our path home. The dog's owner thought it funny.

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  17. I see my arsehole nipping a particularly large and reluctant turd off.

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    1. Oh no-how distressing for you Mavis-perhaps a nice ripe fig or two may help x

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  18. Somebody I know who is a very "deep" sniffer.

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  19. The red thing is silencing the blue thing by shoving its red arm down the blue thing's throat. Lets tackle the blues head on! :)

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  20. "I know you've grown up, but don't leave me!"

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  21. Blue is smaller and passive, but nonetheless trying to dominate (and drag down) Red. Red looks embarrassed about trying to resist. A great metaphor.

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  22. Just thought of something else - passive/aggressive?

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  23. It immediately reminded me of the story you told last week of Winnie being thoroughly pissed off at being made to walk where she didn't want to go.

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  24. Joan (Devon)10:13 am

    Looking at it quickly and not taking it in, I first thought it was your contortioned rubber chicken.

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  25. I see blue as a toddler or teenager sucking the life from red, the parent.

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  26. Little Blue 'No..don't go without me...I WANT to be in your gang...honest I do'

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  27. A leech or tick sucking the blood from its victim, as a metaphor.

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  28. It's a huge kiss ...he's missed him soo much 😉

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  29. I think of the Dementors in Harry Potter.

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  30. ‘I said blow not suck!’

    LX

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  31. Not sure whether Blue is blowing or sucking and perhaps that is the point. We have the choice of whether to blow life into somebody or suck it out of them.

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  32. I think blue is trying to help red.

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  33. Control a person's head, and you can hold them back

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  34. Well, it made me laugh so not sure it expressed negativity at first glance! :-)
    I have a saying about the type of people you mentioned - I cal them "Emotional Vampires" - they just suck every bit of joy out of you with their constant negativity.

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  35. They are so cute they can't be negative. The blue one is giving the red one a massive kiss 😘. Viv

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  36. I see a rude awakening. Someone taking on more than they can chew.

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  37. Givers and takers. People fall in one or the other category.

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  38. I love these responses! Some of the perspectives provide a great deal of fodder for thought.

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  39. Or, could the blue thing be expelling the negative red thing....

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  40. I immediately thought of a three year old, pulling on Mom's skirt and saying, "Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom!" Such an energy suck.

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    1. This was exactly my take on it, too.

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  41. Barbara Anne3:07 pm

    The little one is saying, "I want to go home NOW!!!"

    Hugs!

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  42. US politics...Blue (Democrats) are restoring sanity by hoovering up the Red (Republican Party). At long last.

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  43. Ha! I definitely know people like that!

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  44. If I see any little blue people wandering about I'll give them a wide berth.

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  45. Anonymous5:00 pm

    Blue is pulling orange/red and saying 'c'mon over to the inflating machine and we will be alright'. ' I will pull you, but you've got to push a bit yourself, as you do weigh more than me!'
    Well you did ask for what we see!
    Tess

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  46. Anonymous5:05 pm

    p.s. Forgot a kiss x

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  47. So that's what happened to Morph ... the blue thingy ate him as a starter 🤣

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  48. Some people are energy suckers....

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  49. It looks like the blue character is trying to eat the red character, totally oblivious to its size.

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    1. I love how many differences there are in what’s happening

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  50. John- to me your picture looked like someone trying to get me off my property to do something. Anything. I have become such a hermit.

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  51. Actually I see the wee blue guy blowing up a pink balloon

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  52. You specified postcards, but alas, I have none handy.
    What a perfect illustration of how life feels in California, though. Exactly as pictured by those clay figures.

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  53. Red must be destroyed for not finding trump's "missing" 11,000 votes in Georgia. Blue represents the radical Democratic socialists who won the election by cheating.

    Love,
    Janie

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  54. I see the blue as the chemo that's eating each small bite of the Red cancer that's trying to take away the one thing that means the most to me in the world.

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