Roger the rooster
Roger the rooster

Who doesn’t like a little chicken or rooster and I DO NOT mean to eat. They are so quirky, the way they walk and peck. I find them quite intriguing creatures to watch. I met this little one in China, in Paoma si monastery on Paoma mountain that looks over the town of Kangding, in the Tibetan prefecture. Kangding, also known as Dardo is the capital of Garnze Tibetan prefecture. It sits at 2600m above sea level.

I spotted the rooster at the top of the stairs and followed it. I wanted to make friends with him. Instead, it took me to 4 monks having their lunch break seated against the exterior side wall of the temple. The monks said hello and invited my friend and I to join them. I was a bit taken aback by their generous offer but so grateful at the same time. I’m not sure if I did the right thing but I panicked and politely declined and scuttled off. It may have seemed to to decline a monks offering. Oh dear! Sorry monks.

I will make it up to the Tibetan Monks who live in the temple at Paoma mountain, Kangding by dedicating Roger the Rooster to them.There is always a reason for things to happen, never a coincidence.

Tibetan monk in Paoma si
Tibetan monk in Paoma si

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