Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Today is Wan Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year's Day. Thai people mark this occasion by turning April 13th into a water festival. People throw water at one another to symbolize the cleansing of the past in preparation for a new beginning. I feel moved to acknowledge the start of a new year because Thailand has been through a great deal of turmoil in the past year, especially in the past few days. I have, too, and there is nothing more appealing to me than the prospect of washing away the troubles of my past and being open and ready to receive and experience the riches and wonders of my future.