Saturday, 7 February 2009
Back in frosty Embra, if some radge stuck a bunch o green and white swastikas wi orange and maroon elephants atop ma front door, i'd probly take sumfink of the hump. Not so oot here tho.
Both Hindus and Buddhists have long used the swastika to presage good luck and general barryness. The swastika is seen all over India on buildings, buses, shops and items of jewellery. Unlike Sid Vicious, most Indians refrain from wearin it ironic stylee on their t-shirts.
The fat Jambo elephant is cool gadge mos pop god in Hinduism, know as Ganesh. Unlike Sid Vicious, many many Indians do indeed wear Ganesh t-shirts, tho mibbies no in ironic stylee. I've even got a Ganesh t-shirt masel and, if i can just shift a bit o the current Ganesh style flobby belly, i'm plannin to sport it through the long hot summer months in the greater Leith area. (My best pal, Shan, out here pointed at said belly the day and went, "Hey Donaldo, this has gone in." Shan never lies so i've clearly firmed up a bit in the midriff region. Bonus!)
So anyway, i was right chuffed when Raju (Roxy protector) came round yesterday and stuck thon hand crocheted number above our front door. His brother makes them. Talented gadge. I may well order a few up as prezzies for some o the luckier cats of ma ken back home.
Apart fae that, the sea's now gettin a bit too warm. Still, it's ay a refresher and it appears to help bellies to go in.