A Lotus Flower for Boston

The Lotus Flower Blooms in the Mornings Photo By Curt Petrucelli

The Lotus Flower Blooms in the Mornings
Photo By Curt Petrucelli

Dear Friends,

Such sadness surrounds us today after the tragedy in Boston.

I wanted to share these beautiful pictures of Lotus flowers that my husband photographed in Vietnam.

The Lotus flower has alway fascinated mankind. The beautiful flower grows in muddy waters. The flower opens up in the mornings and closes up at night. And because of this cycle of “rebirth” the Lotus flower has many significances in different mythologies and religions.

In Egyptian mythology it is seen a a symbol of rebirth.

In Greek mythology they mention Ra, the god of sun, emerging from the petals of the lotus.

In Buddhism the lotus is a symbol of purity, spiritual awakening, and faithfulness.

In Hinduism the lotus is associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity.

And today, the lotus is my symbol of love and hope dedicated to our friends in Boston.

Lotus Flowers at the Market

Lotus Flowers at the Market

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