she loved me for a matter of seconds but her affair with the monks promises to be a lifelong obsession hey that hurts— right there doc can you lance jab pop it cut it out? look at this it's a postcard she sent me—monks! you think that's trivial? wait till you see the photos! monks on bicycles monks on chao phraya river express ferry monks carrying food bowls happy monks monks sitting on the 'reserved for the monk' bench in hualam- phong railway station monks watching tv monks patting mutant temple dogs & monks hanging out—oh to be a monk! —ouch!