Sunday, February 6, 2011

Taxi Lotus

It's common to see images of lotuses throughout Thailand, not to mention the real flowers, so it was no surprise to see an illustration of lotus blossoms on a sticker plastered on a taxi window. The lotus has long been a symbol of spiritual enlightenment in Asia. And some say the flower represents human life: the plant first takes root in the mud, then it rises up through the water as it continues to flourish, and finally it sprouts a beautiful blossom. I wonder what kind of plant symbolizes those people who never seem to make their way out of the mud?