being inspired by her trip

( She went in Banda Aceh in Indonesia, in January 2006 )

It was definitely a piece in the puzzle, to be hit by the state of things over there. It wasn’t only the beauty and the gorgeousness of these collection of islands, [that] always kind of [have] pirates going between them, but also going to the area that was hit hardest by the tsunami. I spent a few days there, in a village where 180,000 had died, in one moment. And a year later, people were still digging up bones, and digging through muck and finding objects. They had to change this golf course into a mass grave. And the smell ... that was probably the most surprising thing. You could still smell death in the air a year later., Mar 14 2007