children getting autographs

March 19th: or… is this a measure of success?

In Yizheng, children crushed each other, quite unable to breath though wanting to ask for autographs.

They thrust pens, books, scraps of paper into my hand with squeals and pants and imploring eyes.

Teacher enforced order and I couldn’t help but wonder, is this what the Beatles felt? ;)


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