On this New Year's Eve, I cooked dinner for Connie and Nat, we watched a movie, and then at 11:15 p.m. we went up to the roof of her building (11 floors) to greet the New Year. There we enjoyed the most spectacular 360° display of fireworks I've ever seen. In every direction there were colorful displays, and down by the river there were hundreds of floating lanterns being released into the sky. This is a Thai tradition that symbolizes a letting go of the bad things in your life and wishing for good things to come. It was a beautiful sight.
I delighted in doing these ordinary things with a friend and getting to know her even better. I'm not visiting any UNESCO Heritage Sites or any temples or palaces on my second viisit to ChiangMai. I've forgotten to take my camera most of the time we've gone out, so there are very few pfotos to illustrate this segment of my journey. Connie and I are simply creating some good friend memories.
TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.....
MAY THE COMING YEAR BLESS YOU WITH PEACE, LOVE, AND GOOD FORTUNE
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