Yet another act of random mass murder in the US. The killer’s mental state isn’t known, can now only be speculated on, but Nat wonders at what cost a society remains staunchly devoted to all forms of individual liberty above the tempering influences of group solidarity.
After some time to let things sink in, Nat considers his wedding and all that could have gone wrong. Two ceremonies in one day, a honeymoon before the event, the acceptance of a gay wedding, looking good on the big day — it was almost too much to ponder.
After a lifetime of experiences, Nat feels he has lived long enough to justify his belief in reincarnation. He is convinced that each successive life is governed by a system of cheques and balances. How, then, does that explain how comfortable a life his dogs live?
When Nat came back to Thailand, one of the things that took him forever to get used to was the constant noise and how, if there wasn’t any noise, no one could be having any fun. Again, he was looking for answers. January 17-19, 1997 Asia Magazine