|Chocolate Ganesha, removing the obstacle of hunger.|
|Ganesha in a bar, removing the obstacle of sobriety. Or perhaps he was blocking the path to the bar, adding an obstacle. One never quite knows what Ganesha is up to.|
The presenter, Dr. Manoj Chalam, clearly could have spoken for days, his knowledge was so vast, but instead he had an hour to discuss the symbolism and archetypes of a few deities. Luckily he started with Ganesh, and briefly made reference to an article his friend had written linking John Goodman with Ganesha. How could I have missed this? It is so obvious once you see.
It is all ok. Nothing is fucked here, Dude.
Dean Sluyter writes: "As with all the gods, the point of Ganesh is that he is us -- us when we have stepped into our full glory, no longer crammed into the rickety little poor-me/great-me life stories we've been driving around in all this time. Ganesh's big ears are for ever-receptive listening. His trunk is strong enough to uproot a tree, yet sensitive enough to shell a peanut: how to do stuff. No pale ascetic, he chows down on platefuls of sweet desserts. And with all his great mass, he loves to dance. In short, he's a lot like John Goodman."
So, in honor of John Goodman, The Big Lebowski, Ganesha and the general state of the world, I've added a new saying to my Etsy shop.
|Big Lebowski key chain available at etsy.com/shop/FYeahJewelry.|
Nothing is fucked here, Dude. Of course, everything IS fucked, too. But its all ok.