Orchids from the top surface view
Seeing orchids eye to eye
Here’s an orchid that looks one way from the top surface view, and totally different when you bend to look at its face.
So it is with a people, a culture. You think you see it correctly viewed on the surface. Then bending to see it eye to eye you get another idea altogether.
What a pleasure it is to hang around long enough to learn other views of Thailand.