The sky decided that tonight would be a night of no rain. It’s the last night of the ‘official’ celebration of Loi Krathong and the bands are playing and fireworks are going off with great frequency.
The ‘Zany Day’ song was “19th Nervous Breakdown” by The Rolling Stones. ‘Old School Friday’ is next and it’s a classic: “__ __ __ __, to love you dear. __ __ __ __, to hold you near. __ __ __ __, to squeeze you dear, that’s why I love you so… I won’t forget all those things you have told to me. Things in my heart won’t let me forget your love. __ __ __ __, to love you dear…." Clue: This ballad was a hit in 1956 and again in 1969 by the same group.
Today was a mellow day-after-Loi-Krathong day for us. When we went out with the dogs this morning there were seven lanterns in the yard. When they come back to Earth, they are gray from the smoke inside while in flight. It’s an eerie sight to see these ‘bodies’ lying about. One was perched on a high branch of a coconut tree. That is one aspect of Loi Krathong that many never think about. It made me wonder what the riverbank must look like today. Oh my.
Last night Blue got a great shot of a Krathong being placed in the river. One might say that there is an exercise in letting go involved here.
Tonight, Cat and her friends Pawn and Jiw are across the river at the carnival. She and Pawn went last year and had a good time. We’re glad she has a chance to experience it again. Ah, youth.
In approximately six weeks we will be traveling to the states for our Winter Visit. Most of the reservations have been made and in between planning the art exhibit, the elephant project, and life on a daily basis, a few lists will be compiled regarding what to take and what to bring back. Life is never dull.
Have a Wonderful WeekEnd. Time for the ‘Funnies’.