Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lunar Hare: Chapter 72

Lunar Hare- Copper with patina, Jade, silver bezel
Different cultures ascribe different beings to live in the moon. It is easy for us, as Americans, to see the man in the moon. In China, it is a hare. A perfectly normal hare. From Borges- "The Chinese speak of a Lunar hare. Buddha, in one of his former lives, suffered hunger; in order to feed him, a Hare leaped into a fire. The Buddha in gratitude sent the Hare's soul to the moon...In the common speech of certain provinces, this Hare is called the Physician or the Precious Hare or the Hare of Jade. "

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