Here’s a little levity for your Wednesday evening.
My students started today by taking notes on symbolism. I’m sure they all already knew what symbolism is, but repetition is always good.
Me: Can anyone give me a real-life example of symbolism?
Student 1: Emjois?
Me: Yes! That is the perfect example of something standing in for something else.
S1: What is your favorite emoji, Miss?
Me: The smiling poop.
S2: She didn’t even miss a beat. You didn’t even have to think about that.
Me: Well, I live with a baby, two dogs, and a husband. I find the smiling poop very useful.
S1: It is a versatile emoji.
Me: It really is. What’s the baby doing? Smiling poop. How are the dogs? Smiling poop. My entire family is coming over for dinner; I hope you want to cook tonight. Smiling poop. How was your day? Smiling poop.
S2: Do you have bad days that often?
Me: Not really. But the smiling poop could stand for a bad day, but remember it is also smiling, so it could symbolize a day that isn’t going as I had planned but I’m still smiling about it. In that case, it symbolizes persistence, perseverance, a positive attitude…
S1: Who knew emojis were so deep?