It was a big day today. I finished a project that I have been working on for several months and I feel deliriously happy. I’m having a white sand day. A blue sky day. A Thai boat day.
Yesterday afternoon, I decorated our apartment for Christmas. This task took me all of seven minutes. I set up a little nativity scene made of tin that DP gave me when we lived in Mexico. I placed Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus inside a small wooden stable that I purchased (along with a smashing plastic camel) at the Christmas market near the Gothic Cathedral in Barcelona. The painted wooden Santa Claus that Damien found at the Great Market Hall in Budapest is making merry beside a bright red bowl. Weirdly, I’ve misplaced our caganer so we’ll just have to get along without one this year (sorry, Jenny!) although I just found Caga Tio in the closet. He’s now squeezed in between the nativity scene and a Balinese dancer in the front foyer.
It’s cooler now in Bangkok. Locals are wearing jackets.There is a Christmas tree in the lobby of our apartment building in this most Buddhist of cities.
Three weeks from today, DP and I will be on vacation and three of my dearest friends, women I have loved for half my life, will be here in Bangkok. There will be day trips to temples in the City of Angels… and sleepovers… and good food and wine… and Christmas in Chiang Mai. I am deliriously happy squared.
What are you dreaming of today?