When my neighbor moved in next door, about a year ago, he put flags like these on his house. It gets very windy here.
I asked him about them. He said they are Buddhist prayer flags. Wherever you put them, the prayers are released. The flags gradually deteriorate. The prayers are offered to the universe until they are gone.
The fabric is delicate and has prayers written on it..
I was intrigued and looked for some while I was on the mainland. I found some at Disney in animal kingdom and passed on them. Then at World Market I found these ones in the picture.
I hung them in my yard and love the idea of more prayers going out in my neighborhood.
This is how the ones on my neighbor’s house look now. They have faded and mostly disintegrated.
A blessing on your house and your loving ones.
© 2010 Jeanne Litt