The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand

Book of Hours: Washington Mathews at Lauds

It was the wind that gave them life.

It was the wind that comes out of our mouths now

that gives us life.

The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand
The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand

When this ceases to blow, we die.

In the skin of our fingers we can see the

trail of the wind.

It shows us where the wind blew when

our ancestors were created.

The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand
The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand

Washington Mathews, Surgeon and Ethnographer.

American (19th Century).

The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand
The Festival of Floating Lanterns in Thailand

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