Mandorla with bee

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Mandorla with bee

A mandorla is a sacred symbol that is created when two circles overlap and create an almond shape. This mandorla is made up of an orchid spray (which symbolizes peace, joy, oneness and bliss) and a moon with a star near by (which symbolizes darkness, ignorance, separateness and pain). The mandorla, or the space where both of those things are present is where I want to BE (hence the bee). The bee also represents what we think we know and what we don't know. Modern physics for a long time couldn't 't figure out how bees flew. Their bodies were thought to be too heavy for their wings. (see comments below) So embrace that which is "good" and that which is "bad" -- and know that we really live most happily in a place of mystery.

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    jrc said on June 22, 2009

    quietgaijin82,
    Thank you so much... I put a lot of thought into it and am excited to get positive feedback.
    JRC

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    quietgaijin82 said on June 22, 2009

    Really unique design, fantastic concept.

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    jrc said on June 21, 2009

    Yeah, thanks for the info. When I was researching the tattoo that's what I found. Now that I have it -- I have found this:

    "For many years, people tried to understand animal flight using the aerodynamics of airplanes and helicopters," said Douglas Altshuler, a researcher at California Institute of Technology. "In the last 10 years, flight biologists have gained a remarkable amount of understanding by shifting to experiments with robots that are capable of flapping wings with the same freedom as the animals."

    Which, in a beautiful way, confirms my use of the bee -- asking the questions: what do we know and what don't we know... Thanks again.

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    epe said on June 20, 2009

    That's a cool tattoo. But the thing about science and bees is a myth. :)

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