17 June 2019
The inhabitants of Kinmen Island place stone carvings of mythological lions (风师爷 feng shi ye) at strategic locations for protection from powerful winds and other elements that are beyond human control.
Over the years, these leonine creatures acquire various types of colours, shapes and designs to reflect their relevance to the island folks.
May the full moon bless all sentient beings with the luminosity to adapt to changes, especially during dark times.
And may we share the spirit of the Kinmen folks, who over time, turn attempts to manage hardship into works of art, as the multitude of wind lion designs have shown. 😊