Friday, March 31
is flaking off this plaster statuette of (I think) Guan-Yin, but she still has a certain presence. So much so, that I noticed her by "feeling" her looking at me, the way you can sometimes sense some (real) person's gaze. Guan-Yin is a bodhisattva of compassion, and a favorite buddhist superstar for many buddhist women (I believe she has spawned a cult or two.) Fittingly, I was hot, tired, burdened and rushing when I felt her calm gaze upon me. I immediately dropped all my stuff, and took a quiet moment to look back at her (with my camera.) Instant refreshment!