In quiet corners of her home, she pays tribute to the beloved, the musk of incense mingling with winter blooms.
For days, then weeks, then months, Kobkaew Field’s tears would not stop. Dressed in black, she mourned not for a mother or father, brother or sister, daughter or son, but for a king.
Bhumibol Adulyadej. The ninth monarch of Thailand.
For 70 years he reigned, until his death one day in October.
"Sometimes, I think I want to die before I know this news of him leaving us,” Field said. “My heart is empty."
Over the weekend, the Buddhist observation of the 100-day anniversary of his death drew tens of thousands of...