“Every day, think as you wake up:
Today I am fortunate to have woken up.
I am alive. I have a precious human life.
I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all
my energies to develop myself to expand
my heart out to others for the
benefit of all beings.”
–His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
I Love Puppy Breath – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie
Don’t you just love puppy breath? Annie’s puppy was just 4 months
old in the photo I painted this from, but I made her look much older. I
do the same thing with children. Why is innocence so hard to capture?
I have friends who have a new Saint Bernard puppy. When George
brought Lady to see me at 6 weeks old, she was the sweetest, cuddliest
little thing. She is now a 90 pound, 5 month old ball of fire. George
and Carla are in their 70′s! I hope she learns gentleness.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of
state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a
farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo,
northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo
Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th
Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be
manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva
of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened
beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth
in order to serve humanity.