Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 884: Eleven elves on Christmas Eve ...

another re-cycled Christmas card collage ... from the 2nd life series (almost done).

Let me tell you a little Christmas story.

I know Christmas is past, but there's still a little story to tell.

There was a great Sensei.

A kind and generous man.
And he wondered if there might be ...
people without plans on Christmas Eve?

So he decided to open the hombu dojo, 

for whoever would come.
Eleven elves came, and more later ...

Sensei cooked, games were played, food eaten ...

a magical evening was had by all.
Thank you Sensei!

A smile for Saturday ...

Santa Daruma

TMI about The Daruma doll (達磨 daruma?), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll. These dolls, though typically red and depicting a bearded man (Dharma), and though considered an omocha, meaning toy, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement. The doll has also been commercialized by many Buddhist temples to use alongside goal setting. The eyes of Daruma are often blank when sold. The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it. In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal.

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