Friday, July 15th, 2011

I finally found a laughing buddha for sale on line that’s a dead ringer for the one that used to stand on the display case in Lazy Jane’s Cafe. He’s the usual fat-bellied buddha in an open robe, but the particular version of him that I’m looking for appears to be caught in the middle of a full-bodied laugh so all-encompassing that he could only be doing the one thing he was born to do, or at least that’s how he looks to me.

I’m not a Buddhist and I’ve never seen a buddha that I wanted to buy until I saw this guy at Lazy Jane’s, and of course he turns out to be the buddha that I can’t find on e-bay. I go trolling for one every month or so, not very often because a search for “laughing buddha” turns up hundreds of statues, pendants, necklaces, painting and so on, and I can look at that for only so long before my eyes start to cross. No luck so far.

But last night I found one for sale from an on-line store. After so many months of searching for this particular statue I just about wet myself in surprise. When I went to buy him I got the second surprise: They want way too much money for a cast resin statue no bigger than a cat. I figured on paying about fifteen dollars for one. That’s would have covered the shipping costs of the one I found.

So I bookmarked the page, then surfed e-bay for a half-hour or so, then gave up.

maitreya | 6:12 am CDT
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  1. 1 B said at 6:25 am on July 15th, 2011:

    I still say BUY IT.