There, Then Here…

A month ago, we were just back from Thailand.  We started the trip with elephants, then worked in quite a few temples, meals, friends, sunshine, golf, taxis, boats and more.  We were very lucky to have this opportunity to see Thailand again, this time through different eyes.  We smiled while combing through photos again this weekend, and I hope you enjoy how the light tended to us on this adventure.

The title is from “Houses and People” by Angkarn Chanthathip 
Each spot   each spot kindles an image…
the seashore   the plain   the top of a mountain
the rice field   the roadside   the bleak grey twilight
there, then here, the light is tended…
 
Glistening splendour of life
each place   each direction   arrives in the city
the countryside   riversides   near far
never without houses and people
 
The forms of the houses are created by people
everywhere is old from the beginning
the dark ancient times are finished
go beyond the past until you reach the present
 
People build houses homes
their dreams are built from the light of their lives
the truth of all things is sustained
by that – foreverEach place is the dream of an image
reveals a truth stronger than
the heart of the darkest darkness
everywhere under the sky there is light

Glistening brilliance of life
the deep dark night   the traveller   the wide world
each place everywhere it breaks through
never without houses and people

February Square Shots

This afternoon, I happened upon a lovely blog, The Daily Bubble Tea.  I loved his photos and reading about his expat adventures in Taiwan.  And I decided to steal his idea of sharing monthly Instagram pictures.  Enjoy a few of The Simple Adventure’s square shots from February.  Instagram @thesimpleadventure.  Just click on the photo if you want more info.

Harbin Snow Sculpture
Harbin Snow
Harbin Ice
Harbin Ice
Harbin Hats
Harbin Hats
Tasting Tea
Tasting Tea
Thailand Temple
Thailand Temple
Ayuthaya
Ayutthaya
Daisy
Daisy
Orchids
Orchids
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
Favorite
My Favorite