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I'm hesitant putting words and my own meaning to the characters, at the risk of spoiling the meaning for others.....but if you're curious read on....

...the meaning that came to me around this Robin is the avoidance of feeling emotion and the fear of intimacy and relationships.   He comes armed with arrow but not with bow and I wonder if this symbolises his avoidance of aiming for something - the fear of missing?   Or is it a 'cupid' thing?  Without a bow his arrow cannot claim a heart and therefore he saves himself from engaging in meaningful relationships?  Maybe not just to save himself from hurt - but to save others from who he is yet to become?  But Robin is brave and wise and I know he'll find a way to overcome his fears and find a fair maiden of modern times.  But he will go about it slowly, consciously and thoughtfully and that's a hopeful thing.

You'll find Robin in a handmade book here or in a card collection here.  See a nice idea of how to have Robin's quiet presence around you in the Blog here.

Written by Janine Browne — December 18, 2013