I’m in Love With Vietnam

In this post, my daughter reflects back on her time in this amazing country. If you’ve got a bit of wanderlust in you, I know you will greatly appreciate her photos and thoughts:

I am in love. I am in love with a country, a place, a memory distant in time but fresh in my mind.

I am in love with Saigon, and the busy mopeds that zoom by.

The fear and anxiety every time I cross the street.

The little girl that reaches up and tells me to hold her. READ MORE…

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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4 Responses to I’m in Love With Vietnam

  1. Kongo says:

    I love your first photo that captured the girl absolutely still with the traffic rushing by. My last view of Vietnam was from the deck of a ship washing Saigon burn as the North Vietnamese marched in and there were helicopters crashing in the water and refugees everywhere. I need to go visit again. Thanks for a great post.

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Kongo,

      Interesting that you should mention your last memory. My husband said something similar, “I wonder how people felt about Vietnam when they went there in the sixties. Thanks for pulling in another perspective. I will pass on your comments to my daughter, the one in the photo.

  2. Brad Stanton says:

    wonderful pics , especially the one of the child reaching up. It is like i took a trip to Viet Nam while sitting in my easy chair.

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