This morning after we managed to get off our giant bed we hurriedly showered to get ready for our move to a new place. We had already seen it a couple of days ago. The attraction was such that all objections melted like chocolate in a fondue during a New Years Eve.n The beauty of it always wins. The cabin bags floated by as we were having breakfast at the new place. Do Balinese know by instinct were luggage is supposed to go? Are there messages exchanged by smiles alone? It seems so.
I was hoping to show photos but that seems to elude my tablet skills. Just imagine paradise without Adam and Eve or serpents. A sun over the greenest of rice fields with small pool near ones feet. All this seen from a maroon red double seater at the foot of an endless bed. Rumors have it Michelle Pfeiffer slept here. Even if not true, one gets the image. On the bed, as yet not disturbed by us, two towels folded in two swans intertwined lovingly by thehir swanlike necks. A kind of embrace! Behind the swans a floral display by frangipani and rose petals in the shape of a large heart. All this between the swan towels and pillows. There are four large pillows and two small ones.
I did notice a bit of cynacism creeping in. Several restaurants of which there seem to be as many as there are large kneed Australians display ‘ free WiFi so you don’t have to talk to each other’. One disturbing sign read ‘beer as cold as your ex wife’! Surely ‘ as cold as your ex husband’ would be just as likely!
As we were eating last night Helvi remarked how I had not enquired how her Gado Gado tasted. The absorption hovering over my own plate took its toll. The Rendang Sapi was delicious to the exclusion of the world. So sorry, dear Helvi. Tonight we shall have a European dish. We might be having too much of a rice time.
Bali will become our place of preference. Where else do people stop you to talk and engage you, ask how you are, where you are going, where you are from. A culture that loves talking. Of course, for those that don’t there is always WiFi to escape in.