The larger-than-life Betty Boop figure stood in the window of Glitters Variety Store at the corner of South Elm and Washington Streets for what must have been two decades. Many people used her as a landmark, as dependable as a compass rose. "Meet us at the store with Betty Boop in the window." Well, over the years, there have been three Betty Boops and #3 was purchased at Christmas by a man as a gift for his wife. Since the company that made giant Betty Boops is no longer in business, she was literally irreplaceable.
Now in the window at Glitters, you can find the above statue of Buddha... also larger than life- in more ways than one. If you don't know much about this sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was developed, Wikipedia is actually a good place to start your investigation (here).
As always, we try to present something spiritual on Sundays. As always, we welcome a little reflection on this reflection.