I love the statue’s artistry and expression — and the calm they elicit in me. I loved the temple where I found it — and the Vespa ride that got me there. I love the ugly calendar next to that beautiful head.
Look closely. There it is: “Monday” right over his left ear, just a hint of the secular on the wall behind him.
But Buddha doesn’t mind. Buddha rests easy, even with the work week looming over him.
To be honest, I wished that calendar wasn’t there when I took this picture. I thought it detracted from the image.
But now I look at it and I see beauty anyway. I see a sneaky little reminder that things don’t have to be perfect to be quite lovely.
Life Lesson #35: We see what we want to see.