When we drove by the Chinese Embassy today, there were bright red lanterns, flowers and decorations everywhere, it seemed so festive. In China the Mid-Autumn Harvest festival takes place between September and October and commemorates the largest and brightest moon of the season. It is a big celebration friends and family share moon cakes by the dozen ( see the moon cakes in left hand corner of the picture.)
The Chinese love red, red is a happy colour, the above are Chinese Lanterns hanging in Yu Garden, during the Chinese New Year. The next picture was taken in Beijing during the Mid Autumn Festival.
We all celebrate life in different ways. Lately the gift of life has played a pivotal part in my life.The energy of another human being provides a shaft of energy that oscillates giving wing to feelings and emotions that have lain dormant or have been simply non-existent. Can one die and be reborn. What determines the essence of life, and how it is lived. We are told that life is the process of being alive, during our day-to-day experiences and challenges.
Imagine sharing such a moment with another being, the awe, the speechless wonder that such a feeling can be shared, can be realized, and then released. Today, I saw the signs of a celebration, then later in the day, I felt the elation of an explosion of life-giving proportion, so great that it left me in a state of wonder. Surreal?
PL Precept #1 ………… Life is art
PL Precept #2 ………… To live is to express one’s self
PL Precept #15……..All is a mirror
PL Precept #18 ……..Each moment is a turning point
October 10, (China) celebrates double 10
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Today, October 1. PL celebrates PEACE
mirror art -BuzzFeed (Spain)