I HAVE BITTEN BUDDHA'S HEAD OFF, AND I AM NOT ASHAMED

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At first I wrote "ASSHAMED". What do you suppose I was trying to say to myself? Actually, this biting behavior was not a shocking controversial thing to do. I am no latter-day Andres Serrano. Since he's still around, I guess technically Andres Serrano is the only bona fide latter-day Andres Serrano, but be that as it may, biting off Buddha's head is a spiritually advanced activity that means--well, I'm not allowed to tell you what it means. It's like the secret handshake, man; if I were to ever divulge it, I would not only be drummed out, but squads of saffron-robed thugs would track me down and subject me to cruelly insoluble koans until I was reduced to a pile of snapping, twitching nerves, whipping about like power lines downed by a tropical storm.