Wild and crazy weather has been on the menu here in Chiang Rai. Sunshine during the day and afternoon storms. Today we received some sad news.
The 'Old School Friday' song was "Stand", originally sung by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs. 'Easy Monday' should be easy: "Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow. __ __ __, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long, 'til I'm gonna need somebody to __ __." Hint: The singer is telling someone they are there for support.
Saturday we decided to go to Walking Street in the evening. During our afternoon swim a big black cloud appeared, right on schedule in the western sky. There was a brief shower. A little later the wind came up and started whipping things around and we knew we'd be staying home.
Sunday we went to the market and shopped for food. We had plans to eat at home and then go the the Night Bazaar for our usual dinner at Sawadee Restaurant. The same weather pattern as Saturday changed our plans again. I guess we're getting an early rainy season. The one nice thing about it is the abundance of green.
Our Plumeria Tree
This morning we were driving down 'School Street' when we saw a sight I just have to tell you about. A motorbike pulled out into the street and the passenger had a small table upside down on her head. She was holding it by the sides as they swung out into traffic. I wish I could have gotten a picture. Hmm.
When we got back to the house there was an email from America telling us that Lisa's cousin Joel Goldsmith had passed. He had been battling cancer and now the suffering is over. Through the years we had become close on many levels and he will be dearly missed. The memory of Joel will live on in the beautiful music he composed, his warm heart, and willingness to argue any point. Thanks for being you.
Have a Great Week.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antointe de Saint-Exupery