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WordPress Photo Challenge: Faces

We did not go to the Buddhist Temple this summer and I kind of miss these guys.  The face above belongs to one of many statues depicting the “Lohans” of Buddhism.  My kids love going to the temple and it’s a cool way to experience a culture outside our own.  But there are lessons to be learned in a temple that go far beyond culture.

A couple of summers ago, when we took the kids to the temple in Steveston, BC for the first time, my son was doing his best to exercise self-control.  He walked instead of running.  He spoke quietly instead of excitedly shouting.  He kept his hands behind his back.  To this day, when I need him to exercise that same restraint, I say to him: “Ben.  Buddhist Temple.”  And that’s all he needs.  Buddhist Temple.

Oh, and this week’s photo challenge is “Faces“.


4 responses

  1. Love that he is winking. Ben sounds like a fun kid 🙂

    September 17, 2011 at 12:28 pm

  2. fantastic!

    September 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  3. Kool guy!

    September 20, 2011 at 4:09 am

  4. Not a face to forget!

    September 20, 2011 at 7:36 am