Jeezum Crow, people! The beauty. So, what I do sometimes is laze around at the computer thinking of places on the map and then google them. Then I sit and think about how much I don't know about the world. And because I'm a sensitive sort this thought often brings tears to my eyes. Because I'm thinking, Oh My God, the beauty, the ugliness, all the people and their families and their lives and the raging monsoons and the migrating butterflies and the violence and the babies being born. I get overwhelmed. I sometimes get this wave of love like I want to hug every single human being on the planet all at the same time. Sometimes I feel complete despair because people hurt one another. Does this sound like a really bad college application essay? hahahaha.
The thing is. I'm being serious. You know how cliches are so cloying and annoying but at the same time undeniably true?
Anyway, here are a couple pictures of rural China. Seen in the best most beauty-filled light. Because I don't want to ignore the despair but really, it's the beauty.