the remover of obstacles and lord of beginnings,
ganesha is one of the most revered and ubiquitous,
gods in india and around the world.
in his playful physical form
he whispers promises of what can be when there is hope, optimism, and good will
but here, ganesha sheds a single tear
a reminder of the all-too-often ignored, overlooked, or dismissed pain, heartbreak and grief
that comes with every end
and, every new beginning.