Monday, February 26, 2018

Take on poor breathing conditions

Nothing is better than waking up to take in a beautiful new day and realize you can't see the sky because of micron sized particles of soot. This is typical in China and although there have been government mandates to try to clean up the air, it isn't exactly working or at least not very quickly.

Even if I've been here a dozen or more times it is still shocking every time you sneeze and your tissue has black crap in it, you never quite get use to it. What is worse is the look of the faces of the people who live here, their faces are weathered like the lungs of a chain smoker or a catcher's glove that's been left out in the rain for too long. They tell me the air is pretty good today, we may even get some blue sky but I believe that at this point gray is the new blue.

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