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painting appeared around the same time I had recently read some writings
attributed to Bodhidharma, hence it's name.
Legend has it that Bodhidharma cut his eyelids off so that he didn't
fall asleep as he sat and meditated, staring at a cave wall for 9 years.
Where he threw his eyelids, tea plants were supposed to grow, and I
think that's supposed to have something to do with the Chinese love of
tea. The bulging lidless eyes in this painting reminded me of his
legend. I don't know what else they could be.
Anyhow, this is a nod to Bodhidharma and his surprise 'visit' to me. I
hope you enjoy him. What do YOU see?