Friday, June 23, 2006

reality of

There are moments in my day that I have never seen anything more beautiful.

Whether it is the people I am meeting or watching; or the ocean and cliffs surrounding me; or the endless white sand beaches; or the different foods I am discovering; or and the friends I am with.

I have been brought to tears.

Not always because of the photographic beauty of the land but more from the humbling reality of life as I know it.

Life here is so many ways that just walking down the street is a contradiction.

Amanda turned to me today and said, "The smells are so extreme. One moment I am smelling fresh fruit, flowers, or the ocean and the next I am smelling raw sewage."

Trying to make sense of it all...

If you haven't read Amanda's post, you should.


amanda Jane said...

i'm sitting right next to you blogging anne. wanted to be the first to comment. true. this is a land of contradition. love you

mulbry said...

my thoughts exactly on the smells of thailand. sweet basil or shit

Scott said...

I think that smells are what you remember most over the years of trips to far off places.