Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thursday May 13

13/5 – Nearby temple folks are early risers. Bell at 5 AM then music and some type of preaching (I guess). River boat traffic starts pretty early too.

Driving on the left hand side of the road for the first time is an exercise in mindfulness.

Trying to meet and greet in a foreign land on 3 hours of sleep is not fun. Jet lag, a strange bed and the excitement of being in a new country took their toll.

Learned that my building is named after a 94 year old Buddhist monk who still lives in a house on the property.

Watched the sunset with the river in foreground. Outstanding peacefulness.

Khun Malee cooked an awesome dinner: clear noodles, veggies, egg, chicken and shrimp stir-fry. Good Thai home cooking. With papaya, mangosteens and some other strange but delicious fruit I don’t know for desert.

5/14 –Life is better after a good night’s rest. And I must have slept a long time: the year here is 2553.
Slept through any early morning noise from temple or river if there was any.


  1. See? I am reading your blog! And enjoying it very much. It's nice to know all is well. We're thinking of you. Chattanooga is different, knowing you are not in it. Wanted to give you some strawberries we bought today, and realized I couldn't. Bummer - for both of us!

  2. Hi Nat!
    Greenlife was bought out by Whole Foods... it won't be the same anyway.
    Glad to hear that you are there and safe (if not particularly sound).
    Home cooked Thai food! wow...
    A. and I missed you in yoga class this AM. love, m.
    PS - All my picture files were too big and the google site hiccuped.... will work on that later.

  3. Great to hear that you are experiencing peacefulness after such an abrupt uprooting from Chattanooga. That's a good sign. Very sad to see the for rent sign in front of your TN home... Wishing you happiness. Miss you.