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Monday, July 8, 2013

Buddha Envy

What is a garden without a buddha? Incomplete, that's what. So for the last few years, I have sought affordable buddhas for my dry desert sanctuary. Price is a big issue for us, so thus far we have only managed to obtain a happy buddha, a classic buddha head, and a lovely chinese goddess. There is still room for more buddhas in my garden.

At the WIRED? coffee place in Taos, they share my obsession. They are home to multiple buddhas. Their coffee drinks are wonderful too, but that's almost beside the point. Their buddhas, their garden, and their fountains and pools are the reason I keep seeking them out, year after year as we take our trip to Northern New Mexico. If I lived in Taos, they would be one of my regular haunts. I have photographed their fountains in the hope of creating something similar for my own garden.

Oh yeah – and they're an internet cafe too. If you care about that sort of thing. And you're not too preoccupied with buddhas.

If you see the Buddha by the side of the road – find out how much they want for him and let me know.

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