I asked Master Cheng why we were going to Chang’An. ‘We are looking for our brothers and sisters’, he replied. ‘Master’, I said, ‘we also have brothers and sisters in France, Russia, Italy, Germany, Poland and all over the world’. ‘Of course’, Master replied, ‘but we barely meet them. To find something that is worthing your whole life, you have to travel thousands and thousands of miles. We can’t stay home and order things that arrive in 15 minutes. This is a world too small for us.’
Then he fell asleep on a synthetic goat skin and didn’t talk to me for days.CHRISTINA