A very funny and thought provoking book. While bringing back memories if my holiday in Bali, the book also gives insights into life in Bali and local customs, highlighting both the contrasts and similarities with Western Culture.
Going deeper though, book goes far beyond just an insight into Bali life and urges to take us to take a deeper look at ourselves. The short stories are incredibly funny, yet also often contain a message on how we impact others with our behaviour, and urges us to give thought to our actions and their impact on the wider universe.
The poetry challenges us to look deeper within ourselves. As someone that recently started a new life on the other side of the world, I found "Old for New" very poignant. Both the poem "contentment" and the accompanying story about the deference between needs and wants urges us to think about our "needs: verses "wants".
I envy the poet her ability to "Shower People with love" and it has inspired me to try and at the very least, smile more! It's amazing how many smiles I get back!