Saturday, September 19, 2009

365:231 - Prayer Flags

When we visited our friend Dave in Seattle a couple of years ago, we spent some time wandering around the Pike Place Market. One of the places we visited was a small Tibetan shop. I always thought the Tibetan prayer flags were pretty, but I didn't know what they meant. We bought some, and the gentleman running the shop was kind enough to email me a short explanation. Here's an excerpt:

"The colors of a prayer flag and the symbols printed on it create a prayer or offering that the wind distributes to the world each time it brushes against the flag. ...Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom. They also bring happiness and good health for all who hang the flags as well as for their families, love ones, neighbors, nearby strangers and enemies."

This is the first time we've hung them, and I really like having them on our porch.

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