Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A suitcase filled with memories...in Saigon





One of my favourite pastimes in Saigon is sourcing curiosities.
Like a bowerbird, I select with care. 
This old wicker suitcase called out to me.
I was in love before I opened it...even more so when I did. 
The original paper is charming. 
I plan to use it to store my journals...
all 40 years of them.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A test of skill...the sidewalks of Saigon




I consider myself an optimist, looking for the positive in every experience. But there are times when I am simply confounded and bewildered. It has to do with the sidewalks around Saigon. It sounds like I might be exaggerating when I say there are times you take your life into your own hands..but you do.