We woke up to an overcast sky this morning. It’s funny how you think the whole sky is like that until the clouds drift away, or you take off in an airplane. As we rose above the clouds, it was another beautiful day in the sky.
As far as the ‘Zany Day’ song goes, we’re not doing so well. “One town’s very like another when your head’s down over your pieces, brother. It’s drag, it’s a bore, it’s really such a pity to be looking at the board, not looking at the city. Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town… __ __ __ __ makes a hard man humble…”
Hint: The capital of Thailand is involved.
Our flight to Bangkok this morning was quick and painless. We arrived around our usual lunch time so we had lunch at the airport before the journey into the city. The skyline from the freeway as you approach Bangkok can strike you two different ways: You either can’t wait to dive into it or the palms get sweaty and you taste fear. While I find it somewhat exciting, there is that fear of being swallowed up by this behemoth. I met a man from New York this evening and he told me he is intimidated by the ‘City of Angels’. Yes, that’s part of the translation of the full name of Bangkok, Thailand. The full name will blow your mind. It happens to hold the Guiness World Record for the longest city name. Here’s a link: http://my-thai.org/the-full-name-of-bangkok-is/
Since we got to our hotel before 2pm, we had to wait 45 minutes before they would let us officially take the room. We sat in the coffee lounge located in the lobby and hung out. It was a good spot to see friends as they arrived. My appointment with Juan, the osteopath, was at 3pm. As many of you know, there is a saying here that is never disputed: “It’s not far”. That’s what they told us at the desk when we asked about the distance to the yoga studio where Juan gives his treatments. We walked to the studio, since riding in a taxi would have taken longer. Like all good healers, Juan found something in my foot that was connected to my lower back. Well, that hurt. I got a few new exercises and a new stretch. He also worked on Lisa's arm and gave her some exercises to do. It takes up to 72 hours for the weirdness to go away after one of these treatments, so we’ll just have to moan and groan through the weekend (555).
Today’s photo was taken from the window of the treatment studio at Yoga Concepts. We were on the 7th floor.
Have a Thrilling Thursday.
“Waste no more time arguing
about what a good man should be.