"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
I wonder, does everyone have a boulder they’re given to carry through their lives? A constant reminder of a very particular lesson they’re meant to learn?
Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know. But the boulder of my life, while heavy and awkward to carry, is also the lens through which I see myself. It says to me over and over, you exist, you are here, you are held to the earth through the weight of
This utterly charming elephant is Ganesha, one of the best known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu religion. Why? Because Ganesha is the remover of obstacles. I just discovered that Ganesha is also known as the patron of letters and learning during writing sessions! After all these years of being so enchanted with his mirthful face, luscious rolls of flesh, and infinitely expressive hands, he’s the patron of writing sessions, too? I knew that invoking the spirit of Gan
He hovered around her, fluffing her pillows and clearing away her uneaten breakfast. He cheerfully reported all that he had accomplished so early in the day, and wondered what else he could do for her before taking off again into his busyness. And she lay there smiling, and dying. All the while, she talked to me about the meaning of her life. She made it clear she didn’t need his help with that; she only needed from him what he had to give. The dance of life as death approach