As the news fills with stories about a volcano threatening to erupt in Bali I am reminded of the two trips we made to Bali and in particular of the warm and wonderful people we met while we were there. The children in the school we visited.
My friendly and professional golf caddy Sunlini.The workers at the farm where we learned all about cocoa production. The family preparing for a wedding who invited us into their compound to watch all the festivities and meet the bride. These joyful kids cooling off in a stream. The farmers busy at work in their fields. Cooks getting rice ready to feed their families. This hardworking woman giving massages and pedicures on the beach. Wayan one of the characters in the book Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Wayan served us a healthy lunch at her restaurant.
I am especially concerned because many of these people in Bali rely on the tourist trade for their living and the possible volcanic eruption will deeply impact their sources of income as tourists flee. I hope these folks will be safe and wish them all the best as they deal with the potential natural disaster.