smkelly8:

This is my friend Alison’s favorite temple in Bali.

Originally posted on right in front of me:

water temple

Water: so devastating and so peaceful.

This is the water temple in Bali called Tanah Lot. It is located on the Indian ocean and it is beautiful. The sound of the waves coming in is nearly hypnotic. The Hindus in the area were celebrating a full moon when we were there and they walked quietly through the water to get to the temple to make their offerings. So serene.

On the other side, the side of devastation, my city of Jakarta is still underwater. We got news today that a Kampung (village) in East Jakarta where my wife visited only last Saturday is now entirely underwater. The inhabitants had to evacuate without anything they owned, which was not much to start.

Please pray for the people of Jakarta, that they will find serenity soon.

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