Tuesday, September 07, 2010

hanging flags

Although I was 12,000 km away on Saturday, I wanted to do something to mark the date of cousin John and Lucy's wedding.

After the necessary consultation with a monk to ask if Saturday was an auspicious day to hang prayer flags (it was!), I went up to one of Thimphu's high points, Sangaygang, to the north of the city, where everyone in town goes to hang prayer flags. On the flags, I wrote "John & Lucy, Toronto, Canada, September 4th 2010, a joyful wedding, a long and happy marriage". I then hoisted the string of flags between two trees. When the wind picks up, my wish will be carried over the mountains and into the sky!

Thimphu from BBS Tower

hanging flags

flags with a message

Thimphu from BBS Tower

1 comment :

PaSsu said...

So sweet of you... this shall be the best best wedding gift for your cousin. You really know the language of heart!

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