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Meditations #45

BY Lisa Lindblad

March 26, 2013

Wat Ton Gwen

This is your Thailand…the graceful carving, the floating roof.  Your senses are prepared for these iconic images.

But be awake to another Thailand.  Indeed, look for the other land that the guides don’t talk about.

Smell the waterways and market stalls; hear the chanting hum and temple bells; feel, even, the acrid sting in your nostrils.

Travel is a multivocal experience.

The graceful and the jarring, the odd, the startling and the blissful meld into a memory that lingers and is recalled on the intake of a deep breath.

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