Buddha Images Everywhere

glowing golden Buddha image

There are images of the Buddha everywhere you turn in Thailand. Most are less ornate than this (this is the main image at a big Wat), but most have this kind of decoration - candles and incense burning in front of them. All of which is kind of humourous when you consider that the Buddha himself refused all requests to make images of him, and the first image of him didn't appear until about 500 years after his death. I think the likeness is remarkable. Also interesting is that the Thais (like other Buddhist countries) have given the Buddha a hairstyle appropriate to their country.

I'm having trouble locating an internet cafe in the immediate area that I'm happy with. This one is using Windows ME (possibly the worst version ever) with no security, intermittent slow-downs, and sticky keyboards. I've found a couple good places, but they're farther away. I was going to say "I might post less," but that does seem unlikely because I enjoy it. :-)