Requested by jessica

MY PROFILE PICTURE IS... (I GOT TO KNOW!)

  1. My profile picture was initially a photo of a picture from an ID card.
    Wonder where I got that idea. In my defence, however, it was an ID card from the Vatican library, not just any old ID card.
  2. But a few months later I decided I wanted to be a bit more anonymous.
    I had mixed feelings about this, because I see the value in being up front about who you might be, at least physically, rather than hiding behind another type of image.
  3. But there are reasons why people might not want to display themselves on social media (and we are on social media, aren't we?).
    I've noticed that there seems to be more listers lately whose profile pictures are not of them. Not that this would be a factor in my decision, of course.
  4. On the other hand, changing my picture wouldn't make me totally anonymous anyway, so what was the point?
    But it felt OK to be only somewhat anonymous. And I don't hide where I live.
  5. So I changed my profile picture to the current one
  6. ❓❓❓❓OK, so now I will get back on track and address @jaidub 's Got To Know question. ❓❓❓❓
  7. The photo is just one that I happened to have on my phone. It doesn't have a lot of significance.
    ....Other than that I like it and the event it comes from, and Yes, it is kind of a memento mori, a reminder that life is finite and that sooner or later we will all die. This is a theme that has a particular resonance in my family. For a more neutral interpretation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori
  8. The photo is from a display at a Mexican Day of the Dead event at the Wychwood Barns.
  9. It was an evening event put on by the Latino community in my area. The Wychwood Barns is a community space which also has some housing and studio space for artist types. It was originally a repair shed for streetcars.
  10. So I hope, @jaidub , this answers the question.