Saturday, May 20, 2006

Notes from a distance

Yes, get out of Hong Kong, but not before you really see it. It's a gorgeous place, and I'm not just saying that because I'm in the world's biggest, most polluted wasteland/futuropolis (and the greatest), but because it is in absolute terms. Even if so much is surface, that surface is great, and even penetrable if you let it be. NT, Kowloon backways, the Walled City, harbor front, Sheung Wan, Lantau, the elusive and maybe forever extinct Tiger Balm Gardens, Shek O, (O!) Lamma, the views of city against forest, your hoods. Just the shinyness and the colors. Maybe, hopefully, you've figured this out already. I wish I had made myself see more of it. Maybe, probably (it always happens to me), you dont see what you've got until you let it go.