Thursday, January 20, 2011

Keeping things in perspective

I am thankful Korea is a safe place to ride the last subway into the city at 1AM to retrieve the only key to my apartment, that I can read Korean and stopped crying long enough to get to the correct platform when they'd been spontaneously changed around after midnight, that I can afford to take a taxi halfway because that's only as far as the last train would take me, that I could get into my friend's apartment and crash somewhere warm for 4 hours until the subway opened again and I had to go to work (unlike all the people I saw sleeping on the street), and that I am young and healthy and my body will survive this 10-hour work day followed immediately by a trek to Hongdae to perform at midnight.

I am not thankful that my hot water cut out 5 minutes into my shower this morning so I had to use wet wipes to remove the soap from my body, and there is still conditioner in my hair, where it will remain until Saturday morning.

1 comment:

  1. I like that you're keeping it in perspective. Sounds pretty difficult though.