Healing ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #58

The Nirvan of Shakyamuni Buddha, Giant Buddha Temple, Zhangye, Gansu Province, China
0n my life’s journey
Science and logic and reason
Taught me all the many ways
I was wounded and broken

But it was not until
I met the Buddha on the road
That I began to heal

Buddha taught me
It was not my body, or my mind

But rather my spirit which was broken

The Nirvan of Shakyamuni Buddha
Giant Buddha Temple
Gansu Province, China

Taken during travels, 1998

Last week we found Tranquility. This week? Let’s get in some healing, or find some other subject or theme in this photograph of the reclining Buddha found in Zhangye, China..

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sunday mornings.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or an image
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Place the challenge’s Pic (if you use it for inspiration) and Word prominently in your post
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response, you can also:

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Tranquility
Sand and Sandstone, Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United states of America
Challenge #57 ~ Tranquility
The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #57 was Tranquility, along with this photograph of colourful sand and sandstone at the base of a Bryce Canyon hoodoo in Utah..

Five tranquilly delightful offerings this week. Thank you all! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.