Atop the fabulated Buddhist temple of Borobudur on the island of Java is a single giant stupa. Unlike those around it, this stupa is entirely empty and, to followers of Buddha, its emptiness signifies perfection. I am sorely troubled by this as a philosophy as - arguing by anology - it would suggest that the area between George W. Bush's ears also represents something which cannot be improved upon.

nr. Jogyjakarta, Java, Indonesia, 2002