Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monkhood

Photo: A Buddhist monk takes in the sights and sounds of the annual Kings Birthday celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand.

I always love taking pictures of monks--and I don't know why. The way they look with their bald heads make them mysterious yet intriguing. Their wardrobe is simple yet intricate in its own way. Here's a shot of a monk enjoying the festivities in Thailand last week.
I'm currently running around between Vietnam and Thailand trying to film the final story of my six week assignment in South East Asia. Will write in detail soon. Hope all is well. Sorry for the lack of writing as of late.

6 comments:

Lorna said...

I too love everything monk-ville, though God only knows why...monk pictures, stories and a book called The Monk Who Sold His Ferarri. Nice photo.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

They are mysterious aren't they.

Love the photo, and the sheen of goldish hew he looks as though is smeered all over him. Neat!

Vera said...

I find monks fascinating as well. I think because their lives seem so uncomplicated. In another life, if I come back as a female again, I fancy being a nun. Or a monk if male. Earnest religious endeavour seems so much easier than this multi-stranded life I lead! Hope you travel safe.

Deboshree said...

That's something unusual. But there is an air of discipline and profound knowledge around them.

Lovely picture.

And please don't apologize for the lack of posts. We will always be here, patiently waiting, for the next post to come, however late it might be. We love the way you write and express yourself. Waiting will ALWAYS be worth it in your case.

By the way, thanks a lot for dropping by. Honestly, it means a lot.

Love
Deboshree

floreta said...

love the picture and lighting!

be well. :)

Manju said...

he looks so wise and mysterious..
love the picture!