Sunday, September 20, 2009

Soothing Monk

Today, when I took a taxi and was stuck in traffic and at seemingly never-ending red lights, I wanted to jump out of the car or tell the cabby to lay on the horn. For most of the ride, I sat in the back seat fidgeting and feeling restless. But then I glanced at the monk statuette in the taxi and I immediately calmed down. As I looked at the peaceful meditating monk, I realized that I needed to re-think my own attitude. I wonder if Bangkok taxi drivers keep monk statuettes like this one in their cabs to remind themselves to be laid back.