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The image seen alongside my name on both of my blogs is the endless knot, a (usually Buddhist) symbol that many other cultures have used in similar forms. I came to love this design in Tibet and Nepal, where it is also known as the sherpa symbol. The photo is of a small silver medallion, bought in Kathmandu, that I wear on a chain nearly every day. It reminds me of some of the most meaningful trips and hikes I have taken and also stands for many things I appreciate in general: the intertwining of wisdom and compassion, harmony, and the interconnectedness of all life in our world.

Check out some other symbols for this week’s photo challenge here.

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