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"Just let things happen." I don't remember what exactly it was that Gabriel said that in response to on that night in Kuala Lumpur. Something to do with travel plans, I'm sure. But let's just say that at that moment it resonated. When he had said those words I was doing one of those silly things I do where I sit with my arm over the arm rest of my chair, dangling my fingers over the side so that he might accidentally brush against them. At one point his arm did end up next to mine, fingers gracefully touching. He rested...

Do you ever have days where you're just sick of having to figure out how to do shit all the time? I definitely woke up on the wrong side of the dorm bed and didn't feel like doing anything because I didn't feel like trying to figure out how to do anything. I knew that off Krabi there were some awesome beaches, like Railay Beach, that are accessible only by boat, but I really didn't know how to get to them, how to get one of those boats, and I really didn't want to exert the energy figure it all...

As soon as I got to Krabi, Thailand, it started to rain. Monsoon like drops pelted the town. I was hungry but didn't want to leave my hostel. I went starving instead. I was convinced that I had made a terrible decision on where to go and that for the next two weeks I would be nothing but wet and miserable. To top it off, the cough that I had for three months and lost somewhere in Turkey made a triumphant return. ...