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Coming home

February 8, 2012

There’s a dirt track from my village thru to Jl Raya Uluwatu that passes these gates. This short cut is a favorite with all the locals… including the resident livestock. One particular evening a couple of cows decided to crash-tackle me as I returned home. The last thing I recall was a cow’s eye at point blank.. just before my bike, board & person plowed into a large cactus patch – the only patch along the entire trail. Every spike extracted (there were hundreds) became a festering infection – not to mention all the skin and flesh removed. It’s years since the incident… but everytime I pass by – the memory returns… everytime..

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2012 8:38 am

    Living in Bali for the last 5 years made me a much more relax person & also healthy.
    Food in Indonesia is Great, lots of dishes with lots of spices .
    Tasty & delicious.

    Gad from Perth

  2. Karen permalink
    February 8, 2012 5:40 pm

    When I saw this image, I was expecting a story with a vaguely spiritual angle to it. Instead I winced and laughed. expectations thwarted – not a bad thing sometimes.

    • February 8, 2012 6:26 pm

      My expectations of cruising home to warm shower also thwarted – assumptions… assumptions..

  3. February 12, 2012 7:06 am

    Ouch…poor old you Bear. I cringe just thinking about it.
    : ;)

  4. bunhead permalink
    February 19, 2012 10:14 am

    Gotta watch out fot the Invisible Cows

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