July 7, 2002

On Saturday, at a wedding reception for my cousin at my aunt and uncle’s in Rhode Island, I found in the backyard the most amazing thing. Nestled between two pine shrubs was a large statue of Buddha with a smaller, yet perfectly placed, Yoda (pictured right — click it for large version). I had a Yoda like this when I was a kid. It’s a rubber hand puppet. This struck me as hilarious and perfectly sensible at the same time. It works. The fact that others (family members even) hold Yoda in the same regard is priceless. The Force is everywhere.