Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Qi of China

It is 8:30 am on a brisk Saturday morning in November and we are walking through a city park on our way to The Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Even at this hour, throngs of people are out enjoying the day: dancing, singing, laughing, playing instruments, reading, and exercising. The energy everywhere we look is amazing, especially since most of the people are seniors. A couple in their seventies or more catches my eye. They have obviously danced together forever. They are floating to the music, totally unaware of others around them. A darling old man is sitting on a wall with his purple crocheted cap. He is hard at work on his next crocheted item and enjoying the detail of his work.

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In November, Phil and I had the opportunity to travel to the mysterious, wonderful country of China. This month, Perceptive Travel has included an article we wrote about the experience in their online Magazine. We hope you enjoy it.

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