Thursday, November 17, 2011

A little anecdote in Bali

As we drove to visit a temple with Dewa, he explained to us about eating chicken versus pork, particularly during the feast of Galungan. He explained that chicken embodies greed: looking all day for food, never has enough, never stops pecking; pig embodies laziness: asks for food, eats, sleeps again once food is eaten.

"Today is good day for Balinese people, but not so good day for chicken and pig."

Later, we slowed through a village as some chickens ran across the road.

"If your car hits a chicken, we think it is a lucky day."
We asked why, and he replied, "Crispy, flat chicken for dinner!"

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