the remover of obstacles and lord of beginnings,
ganesha is one of the most revered and ubiquitous,
ever- present, gods in india and around the world.
in his playful physical form elephant-head, round belly
and many arms 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.