Photographer's Note

Around the corner from where I live is a very tiny shop that until recently had been occupied by a very skilled craftsman who makes shoes and boots. The man was seldom there during the day, but I would see the light in the window of the shop late into the night. About two months ago the shoemaker left and the tiny shop stood vacant. The landlord began making improvements, clearly wishing to attract a new tenant to a building that is a bit worn around the edges.

Two days ago, as I turned the corner onto the street where the shop is located, I found my way blocked by a fork lift truck that was carefully maneuvering a large wooden crate containing a piece of stone sculpture about five feet tall. I waited as the driver moved out of my way. He was placing the piece on the sidewalk in front of the tiny shop. Later that evening I drove by to find four pieces lining the sidewalk, all made of stone and all very large.

Today I stopped to take photos of the pieces, all of which are sacred art from someplace in Asia. Since the pieces are still partially protected by the wooden frames holding them, I could only take closeups, including the one I post this evening, of a figure meditating. I have no idea what the owner of these pieces intends to do with them, but they will never fit through the door of the tiny shop. I'll be happy to see them as I drive by many time during the day, ever reminding those of us in the neighborhood of peace and tranquility.

May all beings be peaceful! May all beings be happy!

Galeota, jhm, Proxilva, sn00zie, elroyie, ale, ishai, avigur_11, pamastro, Rinie_Hoff, iamxa has marked this note useful

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