Saturday, September 21, 2013

Good Grooming

This Thai card is actually from a Taiwan postcrosser.  A sweet card of  monkeys doing what monkeys like, which is to groom the itchy and scaly stuff off their friends. Monkeys are also associated with Hindu Ramayana stories but this writer went off-topic and talked about the August Ghost Festival. Apparently the gates of Hell opens then and ghosts of all kinds rush out to be amongst the living. The Japanese celebrate the dead in August with Obon, but I don't recall that it had this terrifying element to it.