From the ” you don’t know what you don’t know ” department:
Three fresh figs ( there’s a wee tongue twister for you) were placed on my work desk this morning by the eccentric but generous woman who visits, and tries to sell all sorts of stuff to, the locals at the marae.
I looked up and had no idea what they were initially, until she told me. I had only seen them in dried form previously.
They look cool, and a little alien, but I haven’t eaten one yet.
Maybe I just want the mystery and kindness of the random gift to continue a little longer…
Freemasonry is heavily steeped in ritual and the use of symbols, such as the compass and square ,and is shrouded in secrecy. You can only see the exterior of this cool building, not what goes on inside , if you are an outsider like me.
Factoid: Apparently the extensive use of symbols amongst Freemasons goes back to ancient times when many members were illiterate .Symbols were used as a communication tool instead of writing. I have talked of the power of symbolism elsewhere in this blog. Love that stuff. I don’t have a whole lot of other factoids( as I only know one avowed Freemason) but I am okay with that – why take away the mystery?