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2 months ago
The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
you stand in the centre of your room,
house, half-acre, square mile, island, country,
knowing at last how you got there,
and say, I own this,
is the same moment when the trees unloose
their soft arms from around you,
the birds take back their language,
the cliffs fissure and collapse,
the air moves back from you like a wave
and you can't breathe.
No, they whisper. You own nothing.
You were a visitor, time after time
climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming.
We never belonged to you.
You never found us.
It was always the other way round.
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And here are the football scores:
China 0 Tibet 1 - Away win!
China as always scored an own goal which was not surprizing as they don't really understand the game. Tibet will go onto be free and perhaps play Liverpool one day. China are relegated.
Tibetan language advocate #TashiWangchuk's lawyer @liangxiaojun has announced that his 5yr sentence on the ludicrous charge of 'inciting separatism' for talking to @comradewong of @nytimes was upheld by a Chinese court on 13 Aug. Due to be released in 2021 https://t.co/r0t8RbXjHa
Well it could have been worse, you could have said your wife was Tibetan.
Rule #1 as a new Foreign Sec: when reflecting in English with the Chinese on a conversation you had with them in Japanese about your Chinese wife, don’t get any of those mixed up! Apologies to the long-suffering Mrs H...!