Kelly’s Eye Chiang Mai 0
palm fronds shift listlessly in the light breeze
grass grows underfoot
motionless Gardener occasionally changes direction of hosepipe
crisp white waiter moves silently between tables
occasional splash from pool reminds me that volume is on
straw hat tossed carelessly falls on floor
a flash of colour, birdsong
wake up to no change
empty tennis court
long, slow breathing
strawberry and banana ice cream with jasmine green tea
banana leaves collect dripping condensation
Back on the oriental slow boat. Sleep is a plentiful commodity. Red flowers contrast with variegated greenery. Luxury living at a bygone pace. Tomorrow we move on to Krabi. THis is not without excitement as tropical storm Pabuk is currently battering the area.
Someone just flicked a switch. I jolt to some loud funky music. I don’t mind. It’s just different. Probably good not to be soporific all afternoon. Will give the pool a miss and perhaps take a shower before heading to the spa with Anne for a his and hers foot massage. A plane passes noisily over head. The palm fronds have stopped moving.