Away now from roads and streets and lanes that so many Bali Dogs still tenuously cling onto as their only home.
Away now from three abused and rescued and rehabilitated albeit still troubled local dogs that we had the absolute pleasure to spend almost every moment of our time with.
Away now from Planet Bali our last home in a lifetime of temporary abodes and far enough away now that we can honestly and objectively look back on a place that was, is and always will be truly unique.
Unfortunately most visitors on Bali will never ever connect their superficial adoration of the Islands two legged natural beauty with their distain and disgust about the four legged local feral beasts from which they recoil.
The level of ignorance amongst the majority of those prepackaged bussed in and pampered tourists is of course understandable, but it’s not right.
Their narrow viewpoint is of course conditioned, but that’s sad. Their inability to look further than themselves is a reality, but that’s now dangerous.
Ubud was where most of our time was spent, Banjar Kutuh Kelod was where we lived and at the end of a narrow laneway was our modest two room home.
Away from all of that, we simply came to know that the beauty and the beast of Bali are forever entwined.
What is now evidently at risk is a tipping point where beauty and beast cannot continue to coexist when faced with a global collective insanity.
An unstoppable beast based on greed, hell bent on destroying beauty.