Reeds Lake, Grand Rapids, MI
Frantisek Kupka’s portrait of his wife at the Guggenheim, NY.
Space. So. Much. Space.
That was the first thing that struck me when I arrived in Suqian last week. The sheer size of the roads, the expanse of the fields, and the enormity of the sky over it all just made me feel so tiny in comparison.
I went up to Suqian in Jiangsu province for a few days to visit Opportunity International’s operations there. I was the intrepid interpreter for a videographer and a photographer, trying to translate heavily accented village Chinese into English and vice versa as we filmed client interviews and testimonies. My eyes were truly opened by the sights I saw.
I saw mushroom-growing sheds (the white mushrooms poking their bright heads, as if in a slumber from beds of hay), chicken coops (frantic yellow puffs chirping away), watermelon beds (hot steamy saunas for the summer fruit), and clothing factories (children running around humming sewing machines). I talked to people with which I would have never otherwise been able to come into contact. We drove into villages that barely had roads to see villagers repaying their loans which they had used towards building up their businesses. All in all, it was an incredible journey. Praise God.
My two favorite things: PS 22 and Adele!
Field of dreams
The inspiration for the name of this blog. Adele, I love you.
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