Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Poets and Angels

Poets and Angels
Originally uploaded by Nieve44/La Luz

and Buddhas
and poinsettias
and music by Ottmar Liebert
marking the Winter Solstice
and the celebration of Christmas.

I remember years back, I had a student comment to me in my office
when he saw my Buddha on the bookshelf...
"Shame on you, you worship Buddha"
all the while shaking his finger at me.
My response to him was first of all.
"I am free to worship whomever I want"
and second of all the statute was a gift from a student
We may not agree with all religions and all their teachings but
we should nonetheless respect their beauty, grace and reverence.

The Buddha, a special Guardian, and the Virgin May are just a few of the statues that grace my meditation garden.


Sandi said...

If more people followed Buddhist teachings, we'd all be in a better place. Happy holidays or winter solstice or whatever! We're all in this together.

Luz said...

@Sandi: Amen and isn't that the truth.

Desert Diva said...

Happy Holidays - no matter what or how you choose to celebrate! :-)