Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Free The Buddha

For more than a year we've seen this Buddha statue trapped in this crate. We walk by and shout to the wind and sky: Free the Buddha, Free the Buddha!

Free them all! LOL!

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  1. "A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad".

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  2. How peculiar! Are they for sale?

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    1. Steve-- I've wondered the same thing. Mmmm...

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  3. You are making me laugh out loud. Feels good.

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    1. Colette-- Such crazy times, we needed a good laugh! Thank the Buddha!

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  4. Ha! Thank you for these mysteriously humorous photos! Or is it humorously mysterious?

    The diagonal wooden slats across the Buddha and what appear to be Ganesh and another Hindu(?) figure made me think of the "No Symbol" and of John Lennon's song from 1970 that he called "god," in which he listed all the things he didn't believe in.

    The Buddha in a crate could have been created by Yoko Ono.

    Yes! Free them all!

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    1. am-- I love your interpretive take on these statues in their crates. Very interesting, multi-dimensional and beautifully generationally inspired. Yes! Free them all!

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  5. Their cousins, about a dozen, are patiently sitting in a long line in a garden center here - made in China, no less. If any are sold, they are quickly replaced, the line never gets short.

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    1. Sabine-- It never even occurred to me to wonder where these were made. How interesting! Ah Buddha statues around the world.

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    2. We had Chinese friends in Ottawa - and many of the first generation import their cemetery stones from China -- it's not just the work on the stone, but the stone itself coming from China -- that is important to them.

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    3. bev-- That is so interesting. I don't know why I never thought about the stone and where it's from, but I didn't.

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  6. Loved your shouts to free the Buddha!

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    1. bev-- We really do shout, Free the Buddha, and then we laugh!

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  7. I think the only explanation is aliens, from outer space. Probably here illegally.

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    1. Mark-- I was afraid that might be the case. LOL!

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  8. All we need now are "Free the Buddha" t-shirts for sale!
    The one on the right looks like a pregnant Buddha.

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    1. CCorax-- We love the idea of "Free the Buddha" t-shirts! I hadn't noticed the roundness of that belly until you mentioned it. Very interesting.

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  9. I'd pay good money to see a video of you two shouting "Free the Buddha! Free them all!" and then laughing hysterically.

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    1. Tara-- LOL! Roger said, "how much money?" It's true though, we do shout it out. Maybe we should make a video.

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    1. 37paddington-- I keep thinking/hoping that the people who bought the old farmhouse and property are going to turn the place into an ashram, but it's been quite a long time since Buddha's been waiting there.

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  11. I wonder if more are going to show up? Great post Robin. I'm sure the crates are for shipping, but still. Free the Buddha!

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    1. Pat-- I don't think more will show up. These have been here for a while. Yes, Free the Buddha!

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