I gave a small pendent with a Buddha on it to each of the sisters next door but one. A birthday gift. I squinted to see which Buddha it was. Then I held one of the pendents up so the light shone through and the Buddha was exquisite. The pendents were lazar cut in China and given me by a woman who sold them on a market stall in East Asia. That was all a long time ago and a long way away. It’s taken me seven years to see the Buddha as was intended – exquisite.
hold things up
to the light