IKTT (Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles), from SiemReap Cambodia
IKTT (Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles), from SiemReap Cambodia

25 years has passed

I stayed last night at Siem Reap and now enjoying a leisure morning.My life these days is to stay at " the Project site of Wisdom from the Forest (PWF)" from the beginning of this year.

and once in a week I come to Siem Reap to check E-mails, buying food stuffs and also checking IKTT workshops in Siem Reap Office how they are working and after that I go back to PWF by the evening of the day.

Since I came back from Lion this year, we have less visitors at PWF because of off season and I have a relaxed time.
So I decided to have my teeth treated. I need to have four implants. When I laugh, it can be seen that there are no teeth in my right side and also it became more difficult to eat foods, so I decided to have the implants in at this timing.

At first I started to get the treatment once in the middle of this January, but I had to give up next treatment because of busy days. So I told to my doctor that I cannot come everyday because I stay at PWF. I told him that I want to have the treatment in shorter time.

So I can finish the treatment by coming to the dentist in just four times treatment only. And the last treatment date was yesterday and I stayed last night at Siem Reap. And on Sunday morning staying at Siem Reap, I am looking back past 25 years since I started to stay in Thailand in January 1983. Under the morning sunlight I look back those days I have passed.

While waiting for the treatment, I read a book " Serpent in the Sky, High wisdom of Ancient Egypt" which book I took from my book shelf and which I found and got at Lion Textile Museum. As I was reading the book, I was overwhelmed by the third century Egyptian textiles and the magnificent delicate Gothic style structures. I felt again such world showing the Pythagorean or Golden Rule method from that book.

This book reminded me that my desire to realize my dream at the village of PWF, my desire to produce beauty of Kasumi Textile which can be admired after 2000 years from now I dream of people after 2000 years from now will look at my Kasumi Textile and sigh at the beauty as well as we look at this ancient beauty book of Egypt affect on us.

But my life is still to check and correct the unsatisfactory products at Siem Reap work shop and I feel it takes still a lot of time to realize my dream.

Morimoto Kikuo
Translation by Mr.Takurou MATSUOKA

update : August 4, 2008 12:11 PM

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