I spend ages choosing what to buy. Whatever the item. Those Buddha ornaments were no exception.
If I remember correctly, I buried the Buddha head in the front yard of the primary school (along with other 'precious' artefacts) for the children to dig up and then draw and write about. It was fun. Chaotic, but fun.
Sadly though, my placement ended before the project did, and I never went back to retrieve the Buddha head. So, in a way, I donated it.
I get good karma for that, right?
(First published on my blog page 15th October 2016)