And this is where it brings me
With week-ins getting soooo busy and cooler weather on it's way which will mean more week-in trips , I thought a good Sunday post would be to bring back a post from the past . If I do say ,so I enjoy reading them again and also it keeps the little stories from getting lost in time .
I hope you enjoy a trip back in time from Retired In Thailand and Loving It. Malcolm
One year ago today I posted this story and It was brought to my mind tonight as I watched the news on tv and thought you know what "WE ARE ALL BROTHERS" When will we start to act like it . Pray for peace in Thailand .
Me and Ciejay were going to Nam Tok to do a little shopping ,when I saw this slow moving object out my truck window , there was a lot of traffic so I only got a quick glimpse of a ,I was sure very old man pushing a bicycle up a long hill very slowly.For some reason ( I had not thought of that song for years)in my mind popped the words to that song by the Hollies in 1969 and then recorded by Neil Dimond later and a big hit and still loved today . "He Ain't Heavy , He's My Brother." If you have never heard the song you can listen on you-tube.
I did not think about him anymore as we wizzed past him and off to do our shopping , But as we were coming out of the store , here he come, slowly moving up the hill in the hot sun, and here came those words again. I said to Ciejay come help me talk , so she reluctantly she came with me .I said to him "how are you ?" , he said to Ciejay ,"I'm fine a little tired , that is a long hill , and I come every day to get plastic bottles and cans to sell" . "Do you have family "? Ciejay ask , he said "NO " all my family die , I am 87 years old and I take care of myself. Ciejay said "How You Do". He said "I have small hut and little garden ,and I sell things for some little money I need , I am ok, and this keeps me from getting lonely and feeling sorry that I am the only one left in my family. I am sabi sabi". I tried to give him some money and he would not take it , so I said ," please let me take your picture and I will pay you for your time" ,he said" you can take picture, but no money please ". I took his picture ,and he got his bike and started to leave when Ciejay said "please uncle, for me take some money" and put it in his pocket, and he pushed off . I thought to myself, I hope I am still as happy and able to push a bike when I am 87.I think I had a good day, to meet a good man , and also to remind me ,that we all be brothers in this world, no matter what color , what country , what religion , young or old ,"He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother ". Malcolm