Sunday, January 1, 2012

From a Small Room

A magical postcard of Wulingyuan, sent by a Chinese postcrosser. He started his message with "Many greetings from a small room in the east of China..." Wouldn't this sentence make a perfect beginning to a novel? The tiny caption on the card says, "Pastoral Fields on Air." Indeed, one has to scrutinize the card to realize that it's not a lazy path to the edge of a cliff but cultivated fields. The card brought back memories of my childhood in Japan when it was still safe to go exploring alone in the mountains behind my school. It was so much fun to explore wooded trails with my dogs and come upon secret vistas like this.