It was fate,' said Am Changkraichok, 68, a fisherman. 'If you were meant to die, you died. People visiting here to see friends, or foreigners here on holiday, all were here because their time had come to die.'
'I've lived here all my life but I was spared,' he said. 'How do you explain that? My time had not yet come. When I think like this, it makes me feel better. Nature decides. Things come and things disappear. If you don't just let go, it can make you crazy.'
Monday, February 14, 2005
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