It’s strange. Now that things are getting worse in the West there’s lots more for me to read about it. Like this article on Kottke about social distancing. Here in China we had no choice.
Quite aside from it being from it being a bit of a tear-jerker. It’s set in Chongqing, where we live. From the yellow taxis, to the river and its bridges, the buildings and some of the ridiculous roads.
I saw this article titled “I have come to dread looking after my grandchild each week” recently.*
It doesn’t apply to me, my parents live an 11 hour plane ride away (neither of those places being the UK). Then, I was talking to a former colleague about it and how there are pros and cons of living near your parents.
It was just strange, because for the people I know it’s a real conversation. However if I lived in the UK a 2 hour car drive would feel like a really long way.
*The article isn’t really relevant to me, both by the distance to my parents and the cultural difference of my wife’s Chinese parents.
When you fall off the edge and getting back involves a long climb. Returning isn’t simply a single step.