Saturday, November 16, 2013

Writer Francine Prose on her Image of Shri Ganesha

"I have complicated feelings and reservations about religion. But I have a very simple and unreservedly positive response to the idea of a god who wants to help me write and to complete the ordinary tasks required to get through an average day. It cheers me up to look at Ganesh’s ears and trunk, it calms me to meet his hypnotic, green-​almond eyes. Meditating (though that’s not quite how I think of it) on the image of Ganesh takes me out of myself, if only for a moment."
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