I was totally mesmerized by the lights, gold statues, decorations, people, their clothes, languages, and the silent practice around the temple.
I could not take my eyes away from the Thanaka paste applied to the people’s faces and arms. I wanted one too 🙂
Staring blankly at the monks, their devotions, and their practice of meditation and chanting made me wonder about their lives.
I kept silent and continued taking some photos and enjoying the serenity.
Deeper in those moments of silence I wished I could come close and take a photo with a Monk.
Obviously, I did not have the courage to ask, I just sat in silence.
Suddenly a Monk came by surprise and held my hand with a big smile. She was warm and gentle, very motherly and she stirred that feeling that I can never explain. We did not speak the same language but her hug and smile were all that one needed.
It felt like a mother‘s love, as she knew what I wanted and made me very special.
They never fail to create magic and miracles in our lives.