whiskey, smoke, bamboo, future orphans...
I GOT MY TATOO!
It is very beautiful I would like to claim. It says mediation in thai and I played with the letters so much that it looks like an artful design, you can't really make the letters out unless I show them to you. I chose meditation for my word because my first meditation experiences are here in Thailand. Also, if I loose the power to meditate everyday, I will atleast be guilt motivated! haha. Perhaps that is the subconsious reason people get their lovers name tatooed onto their bodies. If they have a tendancy to cheat, their lovers name will be right on their body that they are using to cheat! HA! My tatoo incorperates the four elements of earth (with a leaf/flower), air with the spaces, water with some water looking part, fire with the heart. It has a flower and a heart but I promise it is not cheesy! It is dark blue and on my back between my shoulder blades, a bit bigger then the middle finger. I like that I designed it, considering I do art, it would be a shame to have not designed my own tatoo.
It was done with a bamboo stick rather than a machine. Ray used a bamboo stick that has three tinny needled taped to the end. He dips it in ink and then jabs the skin. The tatoo artist is an old timer friend of the owners and workers of the Chian House, my Thai friend Min told me about him. He did alot of the art in the chian house too. He had been a tatoo artist for 25 years. He came to the guest house and did it beside the pool. It was not very painful for me. I meditated, focusing almost completly on something else then the pain....maybe the two shots of whisky helped too? I can justify a double shot at 10 in the morning for that!
Looks like I am able to volunteer at the Baan Dada house, a place that holds 60 children, mostly orphaned, from the burma hill tribes who have been driven from their homes due to the Burma government and other reason. I would play with the kids, doing art crafts and things like that and help out with different projects around the sight that need to be finished before the rain season. I am so exited to do this! I plan to go in a few days and stay there until I go to Bangkok around March 17th to see my cousin, uncle, anna and jevan.
The skys are mostly a light grey these days. No, that is not a metaphor for my mental state. It is 'burning' season in Northern Thailand and its sorounding countries. All of the rice fields are being burnt down so that they are ready for harvest next season. It makes the air smell like smoke sometimes! Another reason to be exited to get to Baan Dada, which is not in the burning territories.
A short entry here...I have some spare time on my hands
Till next time- peace love and........listen to jack johnson.......soul soother.