Buns the Size of Hearts

zhongziStreet Stalls, Beijing
1)    Crisp minced pork with chopped scallions. Eaten while waiting for the bus.
2)    Flat pancakes layered with egg and onion, some crunchy fried batter folded up inside. Eaten while surveying the old neighborhood, now destroyed.

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Of Earnest, Lovely Efforts

bugRemember that super, super jejune time when you were fresh out of wherever or whatever it was you came from and you were newly ready to Take It On and Go For It because Now Is The Time? Yeah, that. Oooohhh. I love that. Because the world is Here but it needs to Change? So beautifully cringing now. But I want more of that!

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Snow Day

snowdayTons of white, a beautifully submerged Central Park, thick and light here, crystalized and dripping there, kids on sleds, their dads angling them just into position, just right, just here, okay, okay, now, “How do I steer this thing?” “Just pull on that rope, yeah, just like that. No, not like that, like this, see here? See, just pull like this. That’s all.”

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