an enso represents a journey. Buddhist monks draw these with brushes in journals; an open enso signifies an ongoing journey. In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create.
One of the many ruins at Ava (Innwa), the ancient capital of Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar is making some historic and hopefully irreversible changes towards democracy and liberty. We welcome Myanmar to the rest of the free world with open arms!