Friday, February 15, 2008

HBH 67

Eating in silence,
The rose beside her ignored:
Valentine's quarrel!

Even in a grotty Xinjiang hole-in-the-wall restaurant I couldn't quite escape the loathsome annual festival of forced sentiment that is Valentine's Day. However, the young Chinese couple at the table next to mine did not seem to be enjoying their 'celebration' - and, while I do not wish to rejoice in anyone else's unhappiness, I can nonetheless take some consolation from it myself.

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