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Meditating gingerbread July 21, 2011

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Public art, signs, & graffiti, Smiley, Travel.
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Smile! sign promoting meditation. Photo taken in Vienna, Austria, 29 November 2009.

This past week, in the space of just a few days, one of my good friends returned to the US from Vienna, and another good friend left the US for Vienna. Which is fun for me, because my wife and I LOVED Vienna when we were there a couple of years ago.

This sign on the trash bin reads “Smile! Mehr Lebensfreud durch Meditation,” which (Google tells me) translates as “Smile! More joyful living through meditation.” As a Buddhist, I can tell you this is pretty well true, though only the Austrians would think to join the message with smiling gingerbread men! Of course, it was nearing Christmas….

I hope all my traveling friends find more joyful living, and I hope you have a merry Christmas in July!

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