Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Giving and Releasing

On the day my father died, Marz took me to the art institute to see a statue of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. 
(Japan, 13th century; cypress wood with lacquer, gold, and inlaid glass: full image here)
I'd never seen it before. 
I especially like how the hands seem to be both offering and releasing.

2 comments:

johannes said...

Thank you. Yes. And not holding on to anything. And contemplating 'nothing'.

Fresca said...

Thanks for the added insights, Johannes--yes.