News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

November 27, 2005


Big story in the New York Times Magazine about last year's terrible tsunami. From the article:
As Jaloe, the fisherman, steered his boat back to Banda Aceh, the first sign of the city's destruction was hundreds of coconuts. It seemed as if truckloads had been dumped into the sea, and now they eddied his way. More puzzling yet, he saw a cow gamely struggling to swim...

The whole story is available here.

Posted by brian at November 27, 2005 04:30 PM


I thought the arrival of the post-quake coconuts at sea was a nicely affecting observation in the NYT Magazine piece. Who would have thoughts coconuts could be so poignant?

Posted by: Paul K. at November 29, 2005 02:03 AM