Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Terror weather and big wind to fear these past few days. Mad dust and sand in the air. Huge gritty gulps of air and dry itching skin. Walking around squinting and trying not to breathe too deeply. Yesterday, upon leaving school, the weather was particularly nasty. There were lots of little white cotton-y bits floating around in the air from the Cottonwood trees or something, too, which made for a heightened level of discomfort. You could see the wind lift giant sheets of dust from the ground and whip it high into the air, a brown haze in the darkening afternoon light, almost as if Mother Nature was trying to bury this city...

Check out the audio file of the Flag-Raising ceremony from my school. It's mostly Chinese, but you might get a kick out of it. Also, the Subterranean Poets finally have an active website. Check it out and send me any suggestions you might have. More content is coming...

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