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... excess fire? Cuz that's right, folks, this week Marisa and I took the leap and got needled! We went to the local clinic with Yili this morning, and he diagnosed us just by looking at the tongue and feeling the pulse. And he was spot on! A few minutes later, we were laying in our cots, side by side, as he pop, pop, popped a few needles onto the qi meridians in my back. What a strange sensation that was, and it didn't hurt at all. I almost fell asleep with the needles ...
... again. I understand more.
But do not be fooled by the barrage of new facebook pictures and stories I'll have to share. For this journey has not been easy, and squatty potties are the farthest thing from glamorous. When I was perusing Pinterest missing home the other day, I stumbled upon a quote that seemed to just fill my heart with hope:
... And yeah, maybe it's weird to follow the flooding streets, maybe it's weird to sing in the market place just because you heard a song in English, but hey, do it anyway.
And today, we followed that water and stood on ledges and watched buses drive through the depths, and we might even have splashed a little. Playing in what may have been foul-smelling water? Yeah well you know ...
... is good for me,and this is making me a better version of myself. And although the next few weeks are full of classes that will challenge all my free time away, there are weeks of train rides and journey time glistening on the horizon.
But right now, I'm living in the tick of my watch because 3 months doesn't pass in an instant,and it doesn't depend on how you think it ought to ...
... Subsequently Sunday morning for the flight to Korea we left an hour earlier than planned and ended up waiting for check-in to open for over 2 hours!
I have included a video file in this entry of our performance of La Fiesta in Xiamen accompanied by some photos from the tour - many of which you will have seen in the blog.