This weeks #9 Prompt… Home… from the lovely Lorna @ Gin and Lemonade.….My first thoughts were the song by Simon and Garfunkel…and then my thoughts turned to the many people for whatever reasons leave this place I call home and go home…
Homeward Bound...By Carol Ann Taylor…
My mind, at sixes and sevens I strolled from Boat Avenue towards Bliss Beach Club…..would Annie like what I had carefully picked for her, a beautiful Pashmina and that cat…It had jumped off the shelf.
Saying buy me!
The first to arrive, I was so hot I glowed…that Pineapple shake went down a treat.
It was lovely here…calm and peaceful, the waves gently lapping on the sand, telling a story to those who can hear.
Soft music, everyone carefree and beautiful.
A virtually cloudless sky!
Me, my heart is sad.
Sad Annie is leaving, Sad she is going home, Sad, that Thailand has lost its charm for my friend.
Sad for the girls who take what they want.
Sad for the men who think the girls really want them!
Sad for the innocent who will replace them.
A perpetual never-ending cycle.
Sad such a beautiful country relies on its people (girls) to suck people in.
Sad it won’t change for a while or even a long time.
So much sadness and yet what is displayed in front of me masks all that. Affluent men still attached to their phones, their home not so far away… their eyes searching, predatory. .But who is the prey….they think they know…..But do they?????
Goodbye Annie. God bless, may you find peace and love when you get back home x
By Carol Ann Taylor
About Carol Taylor:
Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂 xx