Dear Betsey, Airline food has a distinctive smell. Do you know it? You probably do, given the fact that you’ve been on a number of long flights—in particular, over the past couple years of traveling for work and retreats. The smell makes me think of vegetables that have been nuked of all their flavor; mushy … More Dear Betsey, Reflections from Almost Home
Dear Yunbo, I’ve been looking forward to writing to you my whole trip, eagerly holding off until visiting Hong Kong, feeling excited to regale you with stories of the region from which you originated. One of the first and most important things I realized when arriving in Hong Kong, however, is that it’s not the … More Dear Yunbo, Unique and Separate, Similar and Same
Dear homes, I write to you from the bed in my 9th floor hotel room in Hong Kong. The place I’m staying is called Butterfly Hotel, and decor is on point: there’s a print with small butterflies stretching across the seat of the (tiny) chair at the (tiny) desk, and the pillows each came with … More Dear Mel, This hurts. It’s also beautiful.