Beauty in the Ordinary

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loy Krathong


Today marks the south-east-Asian festival of 
Loy Krathong.


Beautiful offerings are assembled in little boats created from banana leaves.


In this boat, you put your grievances, recriminations, grudges, sorrows, fears;
anything that is making your heart heavy and sore...

and you release...you let it go...



In Bangkok, you set your offering on a body of water.




In Chang Mai you create a beautiful paper balloon


and release it into the heavens...

You empty your soul of any bitterness you may have been storing there
in order to begin again with a fresh and open heart.


Beautiful no?

8 comments:

  1. I'm just off to find some banana leaves...

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  2. I love this tradition. Like the day of atonement, confession, fasting and prayer. It is so important for us to release these negative influences and begin anew.
    Thank you for posting

    Helen xx

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  3. B-U-tiful! I truly wish, we in the western world celebrated traditions like these...I believe it brings us closer to ourselves and others ...bringing more sacredness into our lives is a beautiful thing.

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  4. I love light on wather :)great pictures

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  5. What a wonderful celebration. The pictures are so pretty and show much peace.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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