Denise Kester: Ganesh's Daughter

Denise Kester: Ganesh’s Daughter

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Ganesh’s Daughter

Denise Kester: Ganesh's Daughter

Ganesh’s Daughter

One of Sri Ganesh’s attributes as a god is his ability to remove obstacles from his devotee’s path. Ganesh’s daughter likes to put the obstacles back where they were. She thinks that in the long run it saves time.


One day Ganesh’s daughter is having a talk with her friend Raven Crow. She wonders aloud “what if those obstacles hold unforeseen treasures? What if the obstacles are not obstacles after all; maybe, they are really opportunities or perhaps a portal to higher consciousness? Maybe the obstacles are not as solid or substantial as people think they are. They need to figure this out for themselves. Because, if they don’t figure it out, the obstacle always comes back. It may look different but it is the same obstacle.” 

Raven Crow says, “Yes, perception is a tricky thing. What you are seeing may not be what you are looking at. In fact, I can see in two directions at once, which makes it possible to see in between things, where nothing, is, as it appears to be. Moving in between things is a great way to get around obstacles.”

“Exactly Right!” exclaims Ganesh’s daughter. “What seems impenetrable is really an illusion. See this green wall of chaos blocking my way? I can step in it and through it, like this.” She pulls Raven Crow along with her. After a few minutes Raven Crow is able to catch his breath and says, “Well, that was a bit of a squeeze,.. but,.. I feel pretty good, now.” Ganesh’s daughter says “Yeah, but, wasn’t it worth it? Think of all the time we just saved by going through, rather than around.”

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This print is a digitally mastered ink jet copy of the original art. Denise's Giclées are in limited number editions of 70. They are museum quality and printed on 100% rag paper with archival ink.Denise’s art does not include the poem as it appears on

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