Spirit Bear

This is a more personal article. My younger son Sam is a prolific graphic artist. He’s completed 2 large graphic novels. For an Xmas present, he gave me a picture, below. As you might have guessed from an image on the About page, Bear is a nickname I carried for many years, including while he was young. The Sanskrit is Davidya. Love how it’s both sacred and playful, and blends old and new. And of course, there are other layers of meaning in there for me personally.

Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear by Sam Buckland


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10 Responses to Spirit Bear

  1. Amaryllis says:


  2. zen pig says:

    very nice. your son has some talent. love the picture. it is wonderful to see kids blossom into there own path. they always surprise us with there creativity.

  3. Bethany Cross, Ph.D. says:

    Bravo to your son!

    Can you tell us the meaning of the blue ribbon?

    Happy New Year, Bear,


    • Davidya says:

      Hi Bethany
      (laughs) Happy New Year.

      I don’t think the blue ribbon has a specific meaning. We could certainly imply things from it but it’s creative flair.

      I don’t dress or sit that way either. And Davidya isn’t a mantra as might be implied. But it’s cool. And fun.

  4. Davidya says:

    Thanks all for your comments!

  5. gayanee says:

    This is the picture you mentioned! nice! thanks for posting 🙂 very cool!

  6. Just superb, Davidya.

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