The Sacred Stays Sacred

I took this photo with a disposable camera – after accidentally frying the digital one I'd brought on the first day of the trip – and it's one of my all-time favorite shots.

  Wat Umong ,  Chaing Mai, Thailand  | November 2003

It's a reminder to me to:

1) scale down instead of giving up,

2) snap first, ask questions later; and

3) try to notice how the sacred stays effortlessly sacred in spite of our messy human attempts to encounter it – that holiness and human imperfection are inseparably tangled up together.