Monday, August 06, 2012
On their blog site, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum had promised free temporary tattoos depicting the giant red lotus in Civic Center plaza with the museum's upside down logo in the middle. They were supposed to arrive in time for the Gay Pride festivities in June but there were unspecified problems in shipment, so they have only belatedly just arrived.
According to a Yahoo Answers page, "In Hinduism, the lotus (Sanskrit: padma) primarily represents beauty and non-attachment. The lotus is rooted in the mud but floats on the water without becoming wet or muddy. This symbolizes how one should live in the world in order to gain release from rebirth: without attachment to one's surroundings."
As my friend Patrick Vaz often puts it, "Good luck with that."