I recently purchased a beautiful three-foot-tall statue of Quan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, and I plan to make her the centerpiece of my new living room. For me, she embodies many of the same energies as Mother Mary, as she does for many (as the Wikipedia article about her points out). In fact, last year the Buddhist TricycleBlog had an entry about Buddhists who are traveling to Lourdes and other Marian sites to pay homage to Mary -- which is angering some conservative Catholics who want to keep Mary all to themselves.
The trees in and around the apartment complex are starting to turn, and some of them are already a brilliant orange. I’ve seen a few other cats (and one dog!) in the complex, so I’m sure Kato will be staking out his territory.
Tomorrow Michael and I will go to Comcast to close out our joint cable/internet account and open separate ones. I’ll be offline for several days, until service is connected at the new apartment. Same thing with my home phone number, which will get connected on Wednesday.
So I won’t be making any new entries here for several days, unless I go in to the office (which I don’t plan to do over the weekend). Have a good weekend!