Monday, February 18, 2008

Buddhist trinkets

Today, one of my students, Myeong-seon, surprised me with two little gifts she got from a friend who is a Buddhist nun: (1) a plastic lotus flower hanging off a wire attached to a rubber sucker (you stick it on your window, I suppose, and watch the flower bounce to the movement of the earth), and (2) my very first set of Buddhist rosary beads-- the kind you put around your wrist. I don't normally wear trinkets or jewelry or other frippery aside from my watch (a 1991 graduation gift from my parents), so I'm not sure I'll be wearing the beads. They're cute, though. I might hang them over my wooden Dalma-daesa statue.


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