My favorites for this week...
Week of May 21-28, 2008
Favorite Touristy Activity:
Chiang Mai Night Safari!
"From a transient teacher of my earlier life I had imbibed a few erroneous lessons. A chela, I had been told, need not concern himself with worldly duties; when I had neglected or carelessly performed my tasks, I had not been chastised. Human nature finds such instruction very easy assimilation. Under Master's (the yogi's guru) unsparing rod, however, I soon recovered from the agreeable delusion of irresponsibility.
"'Those who are too good for this world are adorning some other,' [my master] remarked one day. 'So long as you breathe the free air of earth, you are under obligation to render grateful service.' He added dryly, 'I shall not fail to let you know when you have attained the final perfection.'"
Giotzas and fried rice with veggies.
Least Favorite Food:
Coagulated pig's blood. Don't be fooled by its raspberry-Jello appearance.
This is a toughy, but you can't beat Thailand mangos. Yummmmm.
King Bhumibol of Thailand Royal Anthem
The Thai people sing it before every movie played in a movie theater. The whole audience stands in reverence for their King--a modern day King Benjamin.
Week of April 29, 2008
hahaha I've learned a lot from doing this blog...It's not black, it's a deep, deep maroon.
"When You Come Back Down" by Nickel Creek
"Life is like an old-time rail journey-delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." ~Jenkins Lloyd Jones
After the Rain by Lane Johnson
"Darkness expelled by a Light though the clouds,
Heaven compelled to dissolve lightless shrouds,
Tears dried by Son Light no longer remain
After the rain.
Storms overhead no more darken the way,
Shadows have ceased to bedim the noon-day,
Then brilliant beams of hope are born and brightness regained
After the rain.
Oh how the cloudburst and tempest refine
As we allow Light to encompass and shine.
Freely the soul sings for respite attained
After the blessed rain."