Lotus leaf. Near Bongseon Temple in Jinjeop-eup. Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. © Matt Lemon Photography. All Rights Reserved.
There are numerous websites explaining the meaning of the lotus plant in Buddhist philosophy. Today, I stumbled upon a website that lists the meaning that ancient Egyptians, Buddhists, and Hindus attach(ed) to this remarkable plant. I chose this image, taken in the fall of 2009, as I returned to my family home after a long period abroad, reacquainting myself with a place where time seemingly stands still and reflecting on the events of the past three years.
ɨPod (3rd of July, 2012)
Lotus (11th of May, 2012)