1. Monk’s best friend
While touring Thailand I had the unique opportunity to hang out with a monk for a day. I befriended our hotel host who took me along while he ran errands with Luang Pee Fon, a local Monk.
On our way back to the temple we made a sudden stop and Luang Pee Fon hopped out. I asked Matt where we were. We had stopped at a friend of Luang Pee Fon’s who had taken in his dog when he became a monk. Man’s best friend is considered a possession and he had to give up his pet in order to peruse his vows.
I grabbed my camera and climbed out. The dog sheepishly came out of hiding, head down and tail tucked between her legs. Once she saw who had come to visit, her tail began waving feverishly and she whined in excitement. For most of the day, Luang Pee Fon had been quite stern and a bit reserved. That is until his pooch jumped into his arms. The absolute joy and love between dog and man were radiant.
This was one of my favorite moments from my world trip.