Saturday, September 11, 2004

Back from the Land South of the Clouds

I just came back from Yunnan, China, on Wednesday night, and can only say one thing:

I love mountains.

There's something about being 3000 ft. above sea level that really clears the sinuses and the brains (which lends credence to the old superstition of sneezing your brains out and letting the Devil in, hence the custom of saying "bless you", but I digress) (second digression: be prepared for more digressions)(note to self: cut down on digressions).

But really, it was most refreshing to see vast tracts of land, and vast opportunities to do just about anything with your life. I sometimes forget what a big and wonderful world it is, especially when caught in the daily shuttle between work and home.

I'm such a visual person, just seeing things does wonders for me. To see buildings within 100 metres everywhere I turn cuts off the supply of something indescribable that is essential to my soul. To see a city stretching out before me, with its mix of old and new, its history unfolding and evolving in its architectural landscape, lifts me halfway to rapture. It is at those times when I feel in communion with a greater cosmos.

I could sit all day and night and watch a city wake, live, and sleep.

Looks like I need to find a really tall building to live in.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tym said...

Wilkommen! And I look forward to many more digressions...

11:14 pm  
Blogger SilverBullet said...

Hey Boko!!!!

Goody!!! Another NIE Crew blog to read. Lunch in a few weeks time at the Guild?

She who is lost on another continent

4:51 am  
Blogger wahj said...

Welcome to the blogosphere buddy!

10:37 am  
Blogger Packrat said...

Boddyknock the Rainbow Blogger. :)
Yunnan sounds like a bad hair product.

12:24 pm  
Blogger BoKo said...

Haha thanks for the welcome.

9:39 pm  

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