Day 356 : Time Carries On

The world didn’t end. Is it bad that I felt a tinge of disappointment because a part of me wished it did? I’ve lived my life such that my soul is ready for release any time. The less pain the better; the swifter it comes, the more preferred.

Pictured here is the Hindu goddess, Kali. I think. The dark mother of Hinduism is typically portrayed with her tongue sticking out, with a necklace of human skulls, and with one foot stepping on Krishna. This fearsome statue I saw at the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple lacks the hallmarks of Kali but I don’t know any other goddess as frightening as this. Then again, there are thousands of gods and goddesses in the Indian faith.

In Hindu mythology, Kali is a ferocious destroyer and her pressence is an allegory for time as time is a indiscriminate destroyer of all things. She is constantly mistaken for being evil by appearance but Hindus revered her as the destroyer of ignorance. Time can nurture wisdom while it erodes memories.

Our time is not up yet so Kali still has more time to make curry of the world!

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