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TTonW
...And who didn't feel that impulse to run as the 'button-eye' sewing episode was introduced in (Neil Gaiman's) Coraline?
I was thinking, that’s why a parent knows how to push their youngsters buttons...because they sewed them on!

In the studio there is a batch of antique jet glass buttons in a small grass basket. I have not really meant to assemble a collection, for each button was acquired for a specific duty. Then, the excitement of seeing the perfect button faded and was replaced with dread memories of small defenseless glass broken carelessly before its time.
Never throw a sweater down a ladder with jet buttons.
Never put a garment with jet buttons with dryer.
Never swing a bag of jet button around and around.
For a little button never (tried to) hurt anyone.

Wasn’t it Sam Levenson who something about making sure to
press the up button, if you die in an elevator?

Now I will mash the publish button (too soon);
it's next to the placebo-panic button.

Budai’s (Qieci) button. Popular folklore maintains that rubbing his
belly brings good luck. But you already knew that.

22 comments:

  1. ah, coraline. funny will try to reach the buttons when its mt departure time...

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  2. Ah yes, press the UP button, indeed. And hadn't heard that about jet buttons, before...interesting...

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  3. Love it. Amongst the laughs there is a fair deal of wisdom.

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  4. I dragged my Coraline avatar out for the occasion!

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  5. I sort of expected something a little different here. I have a candle Buddha . .apparently if you rub his 'button' it's good luck. Here's hoping. Willow's avatar is seriously spooky.

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  6. Thanks for the comments...

    Willow, LOVE your creepy side!

    Baino, that's weird...you were expecting something?

    Ann, SEE YOU SOON!

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  7. Ha! Fun stuff! I thought of "Coraline", too! The alternate-version of Whybie, with the button eyes and no speaking? Creeped me right the heck out!!!

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  8. You know, if I've got to go hell anyway, might as well take the elevator...

    I've never heard of jet buttons...Red Buttons...but not jet buttons. They sound kind of needy...

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  9. Excellent take on this theme. "I will mash the publish button." (I shall think of this often, I'm sure.)

    Kat

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  10. Fantastic photo, I read it as the world revolving around its navel. I love jet too. Oh, the guilt toward broken inanimate objects which comes from a love of beautiful things - this is very familiar to me.

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  11. Not sure why, but I'm suddenly thinking of an old EC comic book horror tale about "shoe button eyes"... Brrr-rrrr-rr-rrr!

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  12. Wings, I guess I need to check out Whybie... a book?

    ArtSparker, you read right.

    Cary, I'll need to get my son to look up that reff!

    Thanks all for you spontaneous and thoughtful comments!!

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  13. Ah that was funny. Especially the remark about the publish button. Good stuff!

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  14. i need an easy button to help me with these themes!

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  15. Aaaaaahhh, very good!
    Happy TT.

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  16. I just watched Coraline on the television set last night. The opening sequence was one of the best parts.

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  17. Posted mine really late.
    Yours was just great.
    Glass buttons do break.
    Myself to bed I must take

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  18. Hello fellow Leo, are you a rat too*!*

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  19. antique jet buttons, how lovely

    I've not seen Coraline yet, but have the book
    Very spooky use of buttons, I'm not sure I approve!

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