It’s nirvana, bitch!

In 7 seasons of ricocheting depravity and skating around the unsteady rim of Lake Perdition, I never thought Don Draper’s final Mad Men scene would involve such an involving image of serenity and spiritual capitulation, enhanced by his baritone Om mantra.

Since episode 1, I’ve foreseen that our steady dissolute protagonist would face greater dooms and tribulations than the sunny California hillside lawn he ended up, cross-legged and Buddha-like in his come-hither-nirvana pose.

draper buddha

Hats off to Matt Weiner for this splendid bit of Americana drama that has etched its place as one of the greatest television shows of all time for its unflinching examination and revelation of many sociocultural twists and bends that I occupy myself within this corner of the blogosphere.