Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

When I see the word ornate I think of the dolls I used to make as fundraisers for Amma’s humanitarian projects.  I wonder when, and if, I will start making them again!

 

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

  1. awwwww…I think I may be in possession of one of your Kali dolls.  She came to me a couple of years ago thru a friend (Melody) who was at the Sai Baba ashram in Crestone CO.  A woman she didn’t know came up to her with a little beat-up doll (dirty, torn dress, some hair missing, etc) and said something to the effect:  “You’ll know what to do with this.” Puzzled but acquiescent, Melody brought it home to Iowa and when she stayed at my house a few months later, had the intuition to bring it with her.She repeated the instruction “You’ll know what to do with this – do you know what it is?”I just gawked and tears came to my eyes.  I had wanted one of these little Kali dolls for so long. . . .I snuggled her into my Amma doll’s arms and took her to the next Amma venue that year –  straight to Iswari and Sudamayi at the doll hospital.She was lovingly restored and returned with new hair, new clothes and unbroken jewelry.  She resides in a place of honor on my puja table. Wanted to share with you as the photos of your dolls brought up the memory of her “coming home” to me. LoveAditi

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    1. Aditi….. It looks like you wrote two versions of your story and both were published. Which version did you mean to have as a comment? I don’t think you meant to have both of them here, did you?

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