Christmas at the Washuku temple passed uneventfully and was really just another day. Those few people who knew that I had been “Christian” and that my family in
are Christians, wished me a “Melly Krit-mutt” and the stars twinkled that
night, but that was about it.
Except that I thought a lot about my Gault-Williams, Gault and Williams families much more than usual. How would they be spending their Christmas, this year? I was happy to find out later, when I returned home to the Isaan, that they all invested in quality time together.
Here is a picture of my wife and some pictures of the chedi (stupa) that sits next to Ajan Satien’s khu-thee in his honor: