If the Spirit Moves You

On a rainy and lazy Bangkokian afternoon, I thought I’d share that most Thai’s practice Buddhism, however they also believe in supernatural powers that watch over them and their departed loved ones. You can’t go on any street and not find at least one spirit house built slightly higher than the height of an average person to symbolize the spirits above them. The following are a few examples from my walks in the neighborhood:

A closer view of the spirit house above...

Often people will leave food and drink, or light incense for the spirits...


For Thai's the elephant symbolizes independence and power...in other words, Peg of the animal kingdom.


About Alan G Billingsley

My career has been varied, including time as a newspaper deliverer, lifeguard, bubble gum maker, door-to-door detergent promoter, telephone book proofreader, short order cook, private employment agency counselor and owner, office and credit manger, infantryman, pots and pans salesman, Chinese restaurant cook, Chinese restaurant owner, public employment counselor, budget analyst, tax analyst, grant administrator, radio announcer, radio and television show host, disk jockey, automobile valet, child advocate, and now retiree. I've seldom been bored.
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