Thai massages generally last two hours and during that time multiplied by a few visits, you can get to know a lot about the person administering the massage, and them about you. It’s sort of reminiscent of getting your hair cut in the West.
Today, as I sat with my legs crossed and head bent, signifying the end of my massage, my massage lady rubbed my back softly and in the tone one uses when one wants to impart wisdom and comfort said,
“You have the soul of a man but the body of a woman.”
Her hands paused and she squeezed my shoulder blades lightly.
“If you’re good/do well, in your next life you will be born a man.”
She then patted my back reassuringly.
Friday, April 29, 2011
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