I am reading The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. I heard him interviewed twice, and so knew it was a message to get the book, and I am pleased. I recommend it. Architecture does not determine happiness, and it is fascinating. We do feel the architects did a great job with this place.
Last night I walked around among the torches, and strolled up to see the Buddha at Buddha Point. There was a big party going on over that way, but I did not expect a bar to be set up right next to the Buddha with little tables all around. The conversation was of the World Series and football games. Meanwhile, the Buddha looked serene, and I sat like a spoon in a cereal bowl beneath the stars. Wow!! They are unbelievable here, and it is so lovely to be out with bare legs, feet, and arms. Wow!! I do wonder though about the Buddha as a hood ornament for a bar. I know the Buddha is about non-judgment, and, so I am trying to stay open around it all, and dwell like a lily among the softness here.
Flowers bloom. The sea is calm today, as is the wind. I am embraced and embrace.
I hope you are the same.