Winter Solstice Moon of the Winter Solstice
This is just a quick note before the end of the world. It’s 11:20 pm here and the end arrives, according to some, at midnight when we tick over to December 22nd. Of course, that means the world had to end in one hour slices as the 22nd traveled across the globe but I’ll leave that little conundrum up to folks disappointed that it didn’t involve the rapture.
My last day on earth included two wonderful tours this morning. One was fourteen year old girls from Visitation school in Mendota Heights. They were bright, interested, talkative, eager. What more could a bleary eyed docent ask? They didn’t know much about China but they were eager to learn.
The next group were 4th graders from Yinghua Academy, a Chinese immersion charter school. Again, bright, eager, talkative. Plus these kids read Chinese and had inquiring minds. I know inquiring minds wanting to know has become a cliche, but it’s not when you meet them in young children.
All these tours have made me hopeful about our interaction with China in the future. Our kids are learning. They’re learning the language, the culture, the history.
Oh, and if I don’t see you tomorrow, in the words of the immortal Douglas Adams, Thanks for all the fish.