Friday, December 5, 2008


The story of how Ganesha won the race around the world by beating his more athletic and agile brother Subramanya, without even stepping outside his home in heaven, was one of my favourite childhood stories.
My mother would say:

You can be podgy; you can be slow on your feet;you can have a mouse as a pet; you can have a brother who gets the girls; (okay, i added that one!) you can even have an elephant head;

Yet, you don't have to be a loser.You can still win the race;you can be a leader;you can be respected;you can be loved;and you can be a winner.

All you need is a little common sense.
A heart that loves;
and a good sense of humor!
(I guess you definitely need the latter if you are an elephant head)

(The face of Ganesha is photographed through a trellis like design on a traditional lamp from Kerala).

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