clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Wrong God

A copyright free image of Buddha from wikicommons. This photo is from a temple in Sri Lanka.

SO, we have a little garden statuary.

My wife wanted a Buddha several years ago and while I threatened to counter with Mary in a bathtub, I got her the statue for her birthday.


I went to the local garden store and bought a statue of the serene one. It was about three feet tall, cast of  stone and epoxy, and weighted something under three hundred pounds. Barely.

I put it in the passenger seat of my Jeep - the trout car at the time - and fastened his seatbelt.

It's at this point I went tear-assing around town. After all, what could happen? I had to have pretty good karma riding with me.

Turns out, I bought a Buddha that was four or five times the intended model's size and had to return this back-surgery inducing symbol of enlightenment.

I haven't figured out quite how to use this in a story, but I will. The title is too good to pass up: "The Wrong God."

All gods drink blood.

I'm uncertain for whom to attribute the quote; but, it rings true with the world I've seen.

Your mileage may vary.

Some of my miles come with a god as my co-pilot. Doesn't talk much.

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