Darth Vader-like, the manta rays arrived with mouths agape. I floated quietly gazing into their eyes saying silently, “You are such a beautiful creature”. Each one (there must have been 8-10 in all!) would appear, look me in the eye, then swoop away, bank like a plane, and return. Flashes of light sparkled through the water from divers wielding cameras on the ocean floor. I flapped my arms slowly, gracefully, mirroring (thank you NLP training!) their movements, and I did not follow or approach them, but waited for them to come to me, and come they did. Again and again.
I have come alone to an Indonesian island called Nusa Lumbongan for a solo writing retreat.
I love big gnarly shiny Bangkok complete with all its jarring juxtapositions.
I am also in Bangkok for my yearly physical exam at one of the world’s most medically advanced and inexpensive (by US standards) hospitals. Kings and queens and just about everyone else with even a little bit of money or means in Asia come to Bumrungrad for medical care.
Last week I returned from a whirlwind business trip to Old Constantinople. Here are a few visual memories from my 10 days there.
Haven’t even left yet, and already I miss her.
A few photos from the Island of the Gods, 2008-2009.
Tweet I waited outside the Kafe Restaurant with a small group of people for the shuttle to the Bali Spirit Festival ground. One of those waiting was a quiet dark man wearing a bowler hat and bright Afro ethnic clothing. I asked him if he was going to the Holistic Hip Hop class. He smiled, […]
Tweet Tri Hita Karana 3 Balinese words that symbolize the heart of the Bali Spirit Festival: Harmony with God, Harmony in Community, Harmony with Nature It’s official. The 2nd annual Bali Spirit Festival is under way! www.balispiritfestival.com A vibrant, uplifting and diverse festival of yoga, dance and music which awakens and nourishes each individual’s potential […]