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.


johannes said...

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

Fresca said...

Thanks for the added insights, Johannes--yes.