My Experiences in a Wat [Emmet]

You walk in the wat. You take your shoes off. If you look straight, you see an old glass shrine, sometimes with things monks have touched. To your left and right, you see paintings on the walls. If you look closely you see a statue, or a Buddha, with gold foil on it. Finally, you walk out and see people with orange robes on. Those are monks. Some are fully grown, and some are only ten. They train and train to be monks.  It is not easy. Have you realized that everywhere is so old and beautiful? If you look on the trees you might see Indian plums. They are very bitter and sour. I took a bite and regretted it. You walk out of the place and you see an old little shrine covered in vines. You walk back to your house smiling.


Good stuff! You’re quite a writer. Papa
Thank you Emmet. I would love to see a wat, but I’m not so interested in trying an Indian plum. What kind of training do the monks have to go through? I love your writing and pictures. xxxxxxoooooo
What a wonderful experience your family is having!!
What a wonderful and vivid portrayal of your visit to the wat, Emmet! Keep up the good writing!

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