Friday, October 15, 2004

October 15, afterthoughts

This was to be the most magical day of the festival.

I'm at an international literary festival and the hottest ticket is "Children of the Gods"?

Well, Ubud is no stodgy, oppressive gathering place, after all. The visitor to Ubud will probably fall under the influence of good magic. As a tree bends gently to offer shade, a silent protective spell is cast upon those who come here to rest.

You feel like a child again. When everything is new, when people smile at you for no apparent reason, when fantasy seems possible.

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