Monday, November 28, 2011

Toys for Christmas

This is another picture of my Mom in Singapore.
She is sitting with more of my doll collection and over her is a very nice print I loved
hanging in my living room.
The 8 immortals were rewarded with immortality for their good deeds.
The Taoists believe in ying and yang (opposites like male female)

The Eight were called the "roaming immortals" in Taoist legends. Their images appear in all sorts of arts and crafts, including furniture, porcelain, paintings and embroideries, often to convey the idea of a leisurely, carefree life.

The best known tale that involves all of them together is Ba Xian Guo Hai or The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea. It describes how, when crossing a sea in their wanderings, each of them used a different object (a walking cane, a fan, a scimitar, etc.) as a vessel. Thes has given rise to an everyday saying: when people try to accomplish the same task by different methods, they are said to be emulating the example of the Eight Immortals crossing the sea.

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Taoists believe in harmony.

I didn't think anything of it at the time when this picture was taken cause we didn't have internet as such and Singapore practiced censorship, but today, putting my Mom on line with these roaming immortals, sorta immortalizes her as well.

See how life is?

Christmas was toy time and this is when I took out all the toys to display.
The rest of the year I had a spare room where I displayed all my dolls.
It was a lovely room I enjoyed sitting in. I am not sure if I have a picture of it.

Another shoulder warmer lol

This one went faster and the third one is almost done as well.

Have a great day!


Better is Possible said...

Very interesting. A lovely picture of your mom.

A Lady's Life said...

Thank you! Better is possible.

George said...

I enjoyed learning of the Eight Immortals on one of my trips to China. That's a good picture of your mother.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks George :)

Lydia Kang said...

Lovely picture. I really like that shoulder warmer!

BlueShell said...

Nice text...nice port and I love that shoulder warmer!!!

Gattina said...

My mother collected dolls too ! She had quiet a lot and I couldn't take them because of my cat collection, so I gave them to a charity.
Our Christmas is again "toy time" because we have now our one year old grandson ! Last year he was just a month old !

Akelamalu said...

Another lovely photograph of your mother. :)

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Lydia

A Lady's Life said...

Thank you Blue shell.

A Lady's Life said...

I am so sorry you gave the dolls away Gattina
You should have kept them.
My parents threw away a lot of my things without asking and I was not happy about that.