|in the foyer of the hotel i'm staying in for 3 nights|
got there in good time, no traffic and a really smooth run. the flight to shanghai was 10 hours, i was so tired and watched movies - i now know jason bourne intimately - and dozed the whole way.
two hours in shanghai domestic lounge nodding off and if a kind german man hadn't woken me where i sat, i would've missed the flight.
it was midnight when we finally got to the hotel so today i'm pretty whacked.
Now the school day is over the place is alive with clubs; as i made my way up here there were two boys on guitars and one on grand piano rehearsing for the performances next week in a lovely room with full length windows looking out over the lake beside the school. costumes are being made, i can hear roomsful of kids singing, flutes playing reels, and it's all floating out across the water.
in the gardens
outside the school
are just bursting
into leaf and
|pollution over the city, but it feels like autumn, soft light and air|