Went out with the Somtam Mafia the other night. Somtam is hot, hot, hot thai food that these girls down like a tub of ice cream. I tried some of it and it burned my lips off. That’s a bit of crab in my mouth. I tried to eat it but it started crawling back out of my mouth.
After Somtam, we headed over to Soi 23 (the infamous Soi Cowboy) for beer and oysters.
Later that night, those who stuck around went to Narcissus for a bit more drinking and danced the rest of the night away…
I had a great time hanging out with Stevie and the Gals of the Somtam Mafia.
She answered, “Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive. When you meet Beauty, you feel that the hands deep within your inner self are stretched forth to bring her into the domain of your heart. It is the magnificence combined of sorrow and joy; it is the Unseen which you see, and the Vague which you understand, and the Mute which you hear – it is the Holy of Holies that begins in yourself and ends vastly beyond your earthly imagination.”
Then the Nymph of the Jungle approached me and laid her scented hands upon my eyes. And as she withdrew, I found me alone in the valley. When I returned to the city, whose turbulence no longer vexed me, I repeated her words:
“Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive.”