Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> On 11/07/2012 09:30 AM, riburr wrote:
> Seem a bit contrived in many cases.
> I have a single bloom on my background centered and tiled.
> I used to have a camelia which picture I had taken myself but my
> friend the gardener came up with one I liked better. Wish I could
> show it to you guys but alas.
Years ago I took my son to see a healing mandala being created by a
dozen or so Tibetan monks at the Sackler Gallery in D.C. The purpose
was to heal this country in the aftermath of the 9-11 attack. It took 2
weeks to form the mandala from colored sand. Afterward, the sand was
swept into a container, and after a processional walk to the Tidal
Basin, the sand was poured into the water. Contrived? Yes. But,
nonetheless spiritual and moving.
I have pictures of the monks working on the mandala, but they are on an
old computer in the closet. Here's a photo of the mandala taken by
another. The mandala fills most of the area on a dark stone square
slab, 7-feet on a side; See:
"The way she dances makes my world stand still
And she's spinning in the sky
Every move is like a psychedelic pill
From a doctor I can't buy."
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse