Balinese culture

Some years ago
During our trip to Bali.….Eric  a friend of ours wrote these words… he was in the swimmingpool and watched a girl offer in de small temple aside the pool. Here goes his lil poem (Thx Eric  Ur great poet)
I swim alone in the pool when a Balinese girl offers for Shiva.A moment of intimicy….
I nestle in a corner of the pool and watch.
She puts flowers and light some incense. Than she prayers.while her left hand hold the incense …
she holds her right arm right up and moves her wrist and let her fingers move slowly from left to right. She does this several times.Than she leaves while the smell of incense dozed me with every breaststroke..
I dont believe i swim faster than before..but this intimit experience shimmers.
Bali  Hindu rituals
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23 Responses to Balinese culture

  1. Joe Cutler says:

    Always an interesting glimpse into other places my friend. Fascinating to view it with you here.

    • chicasl10 says:

      tx Joe. Its always a pleasure to write abt culture.The world is so beautiful But helas
      we see more negativ reactions. We go for a tour in Marocco in 6 weeks….Some colleagues react like yekki to Marocco??? i ask then ..U have been there??? No.??? well react when u did pls. Good or bad Im open for it.
      so Joe.
      we pack our bags again in 6 weeks. And hope to enjoy Marakech and the tour
      Have a nice weekend

  2. prenin says:

    Thanks hun – this is all new to me and fascinating!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs!


  3. Loved the words…. showing how traditions and ceremony all hold us within a certain spell .. She left her energy within those peaceful gracious movements of intent and respect.. which left its imprint upon the observer… A wonderful moment captured .. Blessings to you my friend.. wishing you a Peaceful weekend also.. Your Trip sounds fascinating … Love ~Sue

    • chicasl10 says:

      it was fascinating The most fantastic trip we ever made.
      more to come and more to share i hope. When we stay healthy we hope to taste more of those interesting places on our mother Earth as u say our earth mother .Tx Sue
      Have a nice weekend.

  4. The Emu says:

    Peace and serenity in a moment of quiet reverie
    Eastern cultures have much to offer when it comes to spiritual harmony

    • chicasl10 says:

      The spiritual feeling is always around u.During the whole trip.
      The ppl are 100% living so close to their believes and ways of life.
      awesome experience indeed.
      TC and enjoy the weekend.

  5. chicasl10 says:

    Tx for sharing ur creativity..Awesome fotoos.
    enjoy the weekend MArko

  6. prenin says:

    Hi hun! 🙂

    Yes, I lost 3Kg. so far and it IS a nasty bug – I’m recovering slowly, but the nights are of fever and sweating, the days are of coughing and generally feeling weak and debilitated.

    Monday I have to go get my medication, so I’m going to get some night nurse cold remedy as well.

    I’ll beat this one way or another…

    I have quite a collection of video tapes stored in my living room – mostly science fiction, but also war movies, adventures and a collection of Eurovision Song contest videos – sad or what? LoL!

    Love and hugs!


    • chicasl10 says:

      Hi Prening and hows the situation Now??
      i wish u recover soon and the night nurse??? she stays with u then all night?
      and the videoos .Just watch positiv ones oke
      TC PRenin

      • prenin says:

        Hi hun! 🙂

        Much better today – just coughing up loats of mucus, but no sign of infection! 🙂

        The night nurse comes in capsules – two taken before bed and I’ll sleep well! 🙂

        Hmmm… I would say watching Christina Gulbranson singing Elverdansen is positive! LoL!!!

        Love and hugs!


      • chicasl10 says:

        haha and i was thinking a gorgious young nurse is walking into his room lol
        this is funny Prenin.
        tc and be well soon

  7. Lovely poem 🙂 A moment shared in this world that I am not familiar with, but am loving hearing more about!

  8. Traditions of unfamiliar places are only strange to a stranger. These forms of spiritual devotion
    unit participants with All. Harmony follows and extreme peace prevails.

  9. chicasl10 says:

    Its always a good thing to be present with culture events.
    I know one thing that im always happy and i say to myself Im a priviliged see this.
    ( my dad wanted so much but helas)
    TC Eddie.

  10. mystafied says:

    Lovely words Mj
    And they have such a beautiful culture

    Happy Easter Mj
    I hope it’s a good one for you

    Gary xox

  11. Princess says:

    hi sweeti
    i remeber watching the movie ‘eat, pray, love’ the locations in bali were beautiful
    thanks for the memory and the poem

  12. chicasl10 says:

    Hi Princess i watch the trailer Eat pray and love
    I need to watch the compleet movie.
    Bali ends super…Tx for sharing this with me
    have a wonderful easter

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