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formosa sketches

rediscovering Taiwan, one drawing at a time
This is life at 3300m above sea level, where the air is fragile and the cold seeps so invisibly under your skin that I was strictly warned multiple times to put my hat on.  After dinner, not yet wanting to sleep, we cram ourselves into the small, warm kitchen and bask in the easy company of the natives (who run up and down the mountains three to four times a week like it is nothing, while we stagger and stumble at half the pace and throw up with altitude sickness), gently teasing each other and trading stories and laughing into the night.  Outside, it is so dark you can’t see your own fingers, but oh, the stars, can you ever see the stars!  Big stars and small stars, winking stars and shy stars and glittering stars, in every single direction, as if a faery accidentally spilled silver dust across the entire canvas.

This is life at 3300m above sea level, where the air is fragile and the cold seeps so invisibly under your skin that I was strictly warned multiple times to put my hat on.  After dinner, not yet wanting to sleep, we cram ourselves into the small, warm kitchen and bask in the easy company of the natives (who run up and down the mountains three to four times a week like it is nothing, while we stagger and stumble at half the pace and throw up with altitude sickness), gently teasing each other and trading stories and laughing into the night.  Outside, it is so dark you can’t see your own fingers, but oh, the stars, can you ever see the stars!  Big stars and small stars, winking stars and shy stars and glittering stars, in every single direction, as if a faery accidentally spilled silver dust across the entire canvas.