Sunday, August 8, 2010
At a time of the year when people in some parts of the world dress up as ghosts and vampires and knock on doors to demand treats, the Thais, rich and poor alike, take their gratitude and their prayers to the nearest body of water, and as darkness falls they create lakes and rivers of light.
And in some areas, the skies light up, too, as thousands of khom loy (floating lanterns) are released, each carrying with it misfortune and worldly cares. For one night each year, the stars bend close.
By the way, some of the most beautiful images in this post are from a really wonderful site, http://www.thaiworldview.com/
Tim -- Sunday
at 1:08 AM