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Sometimes we are reminded of the immanence of life and that, whilst they may not appear to us contiguous or continuous, each eternal moment should be savoured on its own terms. So onwards, to further embraces... @maxi

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Recently returned from three weeks in Myanmar (or Burma, as the British government still insists on calling it). A joyous experience, but one which still leaves me uncertain as to the country's future. Whilst there have certainly been some limited signs of an opening up and a relaxation in certain of the restrictions placed upon the people, including the welcome recent release of a...
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annalee:
Beautiful photographs. What brought you to that part of the world. My teacher was there years ago, I think for a year but then had to leave as it was at a time too dangerous for westerners to stay there. 
mercier:
@annalee I had wanted to visit Myanmar for years, but it is only recently that the NLD (Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party), with the first signs of possible political moderation, have changed their stance and suggested that foreign visitors might benefit the country rather than contributing to the support of the post-junta government. That said, it is still best to avoid any business sponsored by the state or their cronies.  I've travelled quite extensively and people are generally warm and welcoming wherever one goes, but Myanmar was probably the single most joyful place I have visited, despite what has gone before and the ongoing religious tensions. Hope to return at the earliest opportunity...
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mk47:
yo...now i kno why the crowd smelt so fuckin bad when god speed came to stepney last month!!

really...those kids could use some soapwhatever
bloo:
I hate them wink
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So it would seem that we are heading rapidly and ineveitably into the maws of early winter, with its grey skies, low, scudding clouds and its stillness, which pervades even in the centre of a city such as London. And, as ever, I find myself eager for its slightly distant embrace. I'm not entirely sure why this is so, but I find it puts...
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