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Ganesha’s Vahana

I don’t have much family, and I know little about the family I have. I am the one living with this photograph (the only one I’ve seen) of my maternal great grandmother because we are the only two with frizzy hair. The story I heard about her was that she gave birth to my grandmother en route from Eastern Europe and carried her across the ocean to the lower East Side.

This Ganesha makes me think about that level of determination –what we can do when we figure out how to turn a rat into a ride.

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