Saturday, April 05, 2008

Nana Plaza Elephant

Om Pang Lost in Bangkok - Chris Coles

..........torn from his mother at age two, distraught, disturbed, desperate for affection, warmth and the slow plodding rhythms of his cooler home far to the north, Om Pang, the baby elephant is brought to the entrance of Nana Plaza every night to play on the drunken sentimentality of the tourists from afar, making money for his handlers and the Big Boss of all the Bangkok elephants, a man with no heart, destined to come back in his next life as a dung beetle rolling endlessly in a heap of elephant shit..................

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