Thailand — looking back

I wanted to go to Thailand for years to see the Buddha’s face there which is different from his face in other places. Like Jesus, Buddha is a bit of a shape-shifter. Some see a thin ascetic
Buddha while others see him round and jolly.
Thailand provided me with almost too many Buddhas who sat contentedly or looked sternly. And, of course, the real Buddha is
beside the point. We are looking into an attitude, an idea of how to live, not a true face.
Thailand did not provide me with wisdom, just more realization of the muddle of stupidity in which I move. No one will have visions of me to guide them. I will be the distractions, not the focus.
Thailand taught me to be humble.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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