It is the holiday season here in Taiyuan, which means a “temporary” truce with the hated Japs, bonus rations of vinegar for the troops, and a plenty of extra performances for my favorite qinqiang opera troop. Tonight they are staging, at my request, a “mash-up” of The White-Haired Girl and A Christmas Carol.
I am not sure how it will play out, but I have been promised that at the end, the landlord/Scrooge character, with the help of the Ghost of Future Christmases, sees himself publicly struggling the peasant girl in front of Tiananmen Gate, which (get this) is adorned with a huge portrait of yours truly. Sounds like a hoot!
With that in mind, I might be a bit distracted over the next week, so please accept this “blog” writing as my holiday wishes to you. I will be quite busy here in Taiyuan, which, BTW, shares similar weather patterns as “Hoth.” Not sure where that is, maybe in Denmark?