"Oh my gosh, do you see that?!
Willow has a hangnail on the middle
finger of her left hand!"
I have seen the word avatar in the bloggyhood lately and wondered
about its etymology. An avatar is a computer user's representation of
himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional
model used in computer games or a two-dimensional picture used on
Internet forums and communities, such as blogs and instant
messaging. It is an object representing the embodiment of the user.
The term avatar can also refer to the personality connected with the
screen name, or handle, of an Internet user. In English, the word has
come to mean "an embodiment, a bodily manifestation of the Divine."
However, the Sanskrit word "avatara" means "incarnation". So, in
other words, it is a a way of reinventing ourselves, isn't it?
Cynthia posted a fun site [CLICK HERE] where you can upload a photo
of yourself in a museum setting. Too fun! Thanks, Cynthia, I love these
kinds of silly things!
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