Buddhist & Beautiful at Wat Thai

Contemplating Nirvana (c) Cirina Catania

It is a beautiful Los Angeles morning and my photo buddies, Norman, Jerry and Louis and I have taken a brief expedition to the Wat Thai (Buddhist Temple) in North Hollywood.  I am drawn to the artistry of the monks in residence, the elegance of young women preparing for a traditional ceremony, the innocence of a child in worship through dance, the rhythm of martial arts and the timeless beauty of a young 11 year old named Megan.  An hour later I am headed home filled with joy.  Life is blissful again and I give thanks.

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