As you read through these pages you’ll visit a lush land, an ancient and modern culture, and a people who are proud to be Buddhist and Thai. You’ll read about a people who can radically reshape who you believe you are, a culture that feeds your humanity, and a language that is rich with words that refer to the heart/mind or “jai”. Here you’ll discover yourself as you discover a woman who allows the Thai people to open her up. And as she begins to relax and unwind, you’ll read about how downright cynical and fearful she’d become — down into her cells, as influenced by her native Western culture.
Not only does this book introduce you to the joys of Thailand, but it also explores, in a personal way, how culture strongly shapes who we think we are, what values we think we believe in, our tensions and behavior, how we meet life.
In the process of telling its tale, you will read about Thailand’s rice culture, Buddhism, the Thai language, bits about her history and food, and you’ll visit Bangkok, as well as small town village life.
Come on this journey.
In this new book of hers, the author once again softly and gently and deftly leads us to places we’ve never been, asking questions we’ve rarely if ever asked.
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