Moving nature in has taken me back to July 1996 when I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to visit my friend Ta and her family. I say this because the outrageously huge city itself was not what I would call natural – in the sense that I was comparing it to what I knew having lived in the Pacific Northwest in America. However, this made it one of the most natural experiences I had really lived in my teenage years.
I started working at Bob’s Burgers Express when I was 15 years of age, so I could afford to buy my first car. And then my friend invited me to Thailand, and I thought – what the heck, I have nothing better to save for! This experience changed my life. Forever.
The streets were full of the sounds of horns, taxis, motorcycles, cars, buses, construction, people yelling, walking, running, and children everywhere. A mother sitting horizontal on a motorcycle with her baby in her lap, a toddler and his older brother on the street corner with their tin cup for the next meal, and my eyes, heart, nose, ears were soaking in everything. The humidity, the stench of street vendors/dust/people.