Saturday, June 21, 2008

Impermanent idols

Came about during the email back-forth with Morgane Saysana (french midwife to Kari). In the mounting heat of angry quasi-Hinduism - people oughtn't forget that the one of the most remarkable things about the faith has been its periodic ability to dispense with its own idols - the immersions of Ganesh, of Durga. Gather all the deities you want, love them make them resplendent, then dissolve them when you are done playing - because their essence does not lie in clay.

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