June 6, 2005
I'm in the midst of a major redecorating project so I'm taking off a few days to get my house in order. Candles have been lit at the makeshift altar to Kali and Todd Oldham and I will report back, hopefully, by Wednesday.
Kali ("the black one") is the Hindu mother goddess, symbol of dissolution and destruction. She destroys ignorance, maintains the world order, and blesses and frees those who strive for the knowledge of God. In her upper left hand she wields a bloody sword and in her lower left hand she holds the severed head of a demon. With her upper right hand she makes the gesture of fearlessness, while the lower right hand confers benefits. Draped around her is a chain of severed human heads and she wears a belt made of dismembered arms.All those hands come in handy for this total reinvention of my living space.
Sweeping. Mopping. Dusting. Painting. Moving. Building. Hauling.
It's gonna be cute...well...after I get all those severed heads swept up.