Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tibetan New Year

Today is Losar, Tibetan New Year. My family will be at Deer Park today, and we wanted to leave some butter lamps lit here in this space for those still suffering in Tibet.

In a posting entitled "Let Us Make Lamp Offerings and Light Candles to Commemorate the Souls of the Deceased," the Tibetan writer Woeser wrote:
“...let us light butter lamps to make offerings in memory of the deceased, whose exact number we still do not know, in the corners where the video surveillance can not reach. Furthermore, those of us who live in alien lands and do not have butter lamps to offer, let us light candles for those deceased whose exact number we still do not know.”

1 comment:

MeganMonday said...

It was soooo nice bumping into you yesterday in Madison!

Little T in his yellow chuba shirt yelling "MEGAN!!! ADAM!!!"

Stopping for tea just like we were in Nepal and had all the time in the world.

I wished we lived in the same neighborhood and serendipitously ran into each other ALL THE TIME.

It's so nice to see your friends where you least expect them.

On Losar, a proper start to the new year, no less.