Somber thoughts for the New Year
There still hasn't been any reply from Ruth who had just started working at the Amethyst Bar. She went to visit the north of Thailand but not receiving news makes me a little worried. The tsunami having taken a large chunk of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Burma (you all know the list) and with the mortality rate rising I've been scanning the papers daily. And brother, is the news not good.
Apart from some gallant behaviour (There was some news item about this guy who took over a tour bus or something. I'm thinking; oh during a tsunami this guy is a hero but if I did something like that sans natural disaster it makes me a criminal. Go figure) and a massive outpouring of generosity that surprised even the UN, there have been some absolute monsters. Paedophiles kidnapping children, rape, mutilation- there was even a f-ckhead in England who was e-mailing the families of those missing to inform them their loved ones' were dead.
Feelin' kinda empty,