On Flickr I belong to a group called The Common Threads Project. The project identified 78 universal human behaviors and traits which “bridge the divides of gender, race, creed, culture and class.” People are encouraged to post photographs illustrating these traits. It’s a cool idea which embodies our commonalities in effective and occasionally powerful ways.
I’m adopting the list for writing purposes, using it as a springboard for essays. Where each piece eventually meanders is a mystery, but I’ll slog through until I’ve written something for all 78.
(03) Customary Greetings
(04) Body Adornment
(05) Sexual Modesty
(06) Playthings – Toys
(09) Gift Giving
(10) Economic Inequalities
(11) Language Employed to Manipulate Others
(14) Decorative Art (not on body)