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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk fabric, brass bell, black cord, handprinting
  • Favorited by: 42 people
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This is a special little group of 3 silk prayer flags dedicated to the endangered GREEN SEA TURTLE. Two of the prayer flags are the front and back of the TURTLE flag and the third flag is the WAVE flag.

Strung on black cord, with brass bells between each prayer flag, this group is about 28 inches long.
The fabric is raw silk or silk noil which is made from the cocoons that are broken when the silk moth escapes it's cocoon, and is hearty, and can go out into the garden. If hung under a porch roof the prayer flags look almost the same, year after year. If hung out in the exposed area of trees they will become "earthtiqued" and you may want to replace them after a few years. You can bury the prayer flags as they are and organic protein.......good for the soil, as are their prayers!

Bubbles rising, breaking through
the sea’s vast surface;

the old turtle breathes,
again

and sinks,
again.

My son Casey called me on a satellite phone from the US Coast Guard Cutter Farallon, to let me know how he was, and what was going on, when he was startled by a sound and saw bubbles rising, followed by a sea turtle emerging beside his anchored ship. As he watched the turtle took a breath and then sank again into the ocean.

"Universe-toting turtles" .....there are Native American stories about a turtle who carries a pile of earth on its back out of which grows the world. In some stories the turtle is swimming in a vast ocean, which is an especially beautiful analogy.

"It's turtles all the way down"! There is an apocryphal story about a scientist, maybe Bertrand Russell, who gave a public lecture on astronomy and how the earth is part of a solar system of planets orbiting a star. After the lecture a woman told the scientist the orbiting planet theory was nonsense. The world was a flat plate balanced on the back of a giant turtle, she said. "So what is the turtle standing on?" asked the scientist, thinking he would stump her. "You're very clever, young man," the woman said, "but it's turtles all the way down." This story may not make sense but it makes me laugh!

I once heard this story from a Buddhist teacher, Chagdud Gonpa Rinpoche, who compared the possibility of life to a wooden cattle-yoke floating on the waves of the sea, tossed this way and that by the winds and currents. The likelihood of a blind turtle, rising from the depths of the ocean to the surface once in a hundred years, putting its head through the hole in the yoke is considered greater than that of achieving birth as a human.

Let us celebrate turtles and life!

Let us dance now!
Let us not wait for the world to be better,
Let us help to make it better!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJWjzRxEk9k&feature=player_embedded#!



The WAVE flag has in both English and Japanese

‘I am the Sea and the Sea is me’

On one of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau TV programs he opened with this statement!

With conscious awareness Cousteau emphasized that what we do to the earth affects us personally.
As John Muir once said, ” We are all hitched together.”

“The fine art Japanese calligraphy, called ‘Shodo’, was created by the artist Kyoko Hunt,
my good friend who lives in Kyoto, Japan.”
This is a special little group of 3 silk prayer flags dedicated to the endangered GREEN SEA TURTLE. Two of the prayer flags are the front and back of the TURTLE flag and the third flag is the WAVE flag.

Strung on black cord, with brass bells between each prayer flag, this group is about 28 inches long.
The fabric is raw silk or silk noil which is made from the cocoons that are broken when the silk moth escapes it's cocoon, and is hearty, and can go out into the garden. If hung under a porch roof the prayer flags look almost the same, year after year. If hung out in the exposed area of trees they will become "earthtiqued" and you may want to replace them after a few years. You can bury the prayer flags as they are and organic protein.......good for the soil, as are their prayers!

Bubbles rising, breaking through
the sea’s vast surface;

the old turtle breathes,
again

and sinks,
again.

My son Casey called me on a satellite phone from the US Coast Guard Cutter Farallon, to let me know how he was, and what was going on, when he was startled by a sound and saw bubbles rising, followed by a sea turtle emerging beside his anchored ship. As he watched the turtle took a breath and then sank again into the ocean.

"Universe-toting turtles" .....there are Native American stories about a turtle who carries a pile of earth on its back out of which grows the world. In some stories the turtle is swimming in a vast ocean, which is an especially beautiful analogy.

"It's turtles all the way down"! There is an apocryphal story about a scientist, maybe Bertrand Russell, who gave a public lecture on astronomy and how the earth is part of a solar system of planets orbiting a star. After the lecture a woman told the scientist the orbiting planet theory was nonsense. The world was a flat plate balanced on the back of a giant turtle, she said. "So what is the turtle standing on?" asked the scientist, thinking he would stump her. "You're very clever, young man," the woman said, "but it's turtles all the way down." This story may not make sense but it makes me laugh!

I once heard this story from a Buddhist teacher, Chagdud Gonpa Rinpoche, who compared the possibility of life to a wooden cattle-yoke floating on the waves of the sea, tossed this way and that by the winds and currents. The likelihood of a blind turtle, rising from the depths of the ocean to the surface once in a hundred years, putting its head through the hole in the yoke is considered greater than that of achieving birth as a human.

Let us celebrate turtles and life!

Let us dance now!
Let us not wait for the world to be better,
Let us help to make it better!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJWjzRxEk9k&feature=player_embedded#!



The WAVE flag has in both English and Japanese

‘I am the Sea and the Sea is me’

On one of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau TV programs he opened with this statement!

With conscious awareness Cousteau emphasized that what we do to the earth affects us personally.
As John Muir once said, ” We are all hitched together.”

“The fine art Japanese calligraphy, called ‘Shodo’, was created by the artist Kyoko Hunt,
my good friend who lives in Kyoto, Japan.”

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