Saturday, February 24, 2007 - Phuket, Thailand
My little place - photo by Lee Johnson
What’s that in my shoe
I am living with frogs and geckos and a variety of lizards. Actually, more frogs than I have ever seen. I do wish that they were all a little more effective though because I still have these crazy spiders. They look like a normal spider that we have back home but I doubt they are as innocuous. They jump incredible distances and are lighting fast. On a related note, today as I was putting on my running shoes, first the right then the left, I noticed something curled up inside. My first thought was a scorpion or a small snake but instead it was a cute little toad. I set him loose in the pond out from.
I love my bungalow. I spend a lot of time sitting out on my veranda reading and contemplating. I just finished The Good Earth by Perl S. Buck. What an incredible book. Although It is a relatively quick read, it is brilliant and really leaves an impact. No wonder it won a Pulitzer Prize and she won a Nobel Prize for literature. Without a doubt, her writing style is like nothing I have ever encountered before. It will certainly have a dramatic effect on my own writing.
As much as I am enjoying the slow life, I’m still not used to living in paradise. Every morning when I wake up the first thing I do is look out the window to see what the weather is doing. Maybe it’s the natural pilot instinct in me but it’s always the same every morning: hot, sunny and blue skies!