We had a mild, rain-teasing weekend. Sunday gave us a preview of things to come. Today we had two storms. It is definitely the rainy season.
The ‘Old School Friday’ song was “I Wish You Love” as sung by Gloria Lynne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tgh5BOTCuM Time for an ‘Easy Monday’ tune to start the week: “Well, it’s not far down from paradise, at least it’s not for me. And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility. Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see. Believe me… __ takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be. Just a dream and the wind to carry me, and soon I will be free.” Hint: One word title that involves water, usually. It’s from ’79/80.
We continued our weekend in the guest room. It wasn’t so bad once we transferred everything we needed downstairs. Daku quickly got the hang of it, although he missed ‘his’ room upstairs. He would go in and check it out, but it was so hot he quickly came out. Today our upstairs unit was reinstalled and so far it’s cooling the room. It will take a really hot day to see if it’s up to the task. What is cool is the fact that they didn’t charge us for any of the visits, or the coil repair and reinstall.
Sunday morning the early light in the front yard said ‘Take my Picture’, so I did. On the right, in the distance, you can see ‘Blue’s Tree’. It really likes the rain.
Our lunch at The Wanderer was without rain, which was great. There is always something to be learned when we hang out with Cat. At her university they do a form of hazing that, while less harmful, still has a demeaning effect on Freshmen. She went through it last year and rebelled against some of the things they wanted her to do. She was right and it was interesting to hear her stand up for what was right, even though she was trying hard to ‘belong’. Now she is a ‘Second year’, which means she has to be a part of the team that whips the Freshies into shape. She hasn’t been going to the meetings and is willing to pay a fine not to attend. It’s going to be a very interesting time when school starts.
Lisa is one of 26 women artists in Art Bridge who will be presenting an exhibit that will open on July 22. The title is ‘In Her Eyes’ and a lot goes into planning something like this. Sunday afternoon they had a meeting to work on various aspects of the exhibit. Cat met us there and served as a translator for Lisa and a Dutch artist. I sat on the sidelines, catching a few phrases and comments as they did their thing. Progress was made and it’s an exciting thing for the art community in Northern Thailand. Just as we left, it began to rain. We had a quiet dinner at the Night Bazaar with no rain and an evening of art and Formula One.
Have a Great Week.
“It is through gratitude for
the present moment that the
spiritual dimension of life opens up.”