Saigon, Vietnam (June 22, 2002) — On the steps of Notre Dame Cathedral, where Saigon’s ceaseless traffic flows, preternaturally—a murder of a million crows—I withdraw into the shadow of a high-rise. Out in the sun, the poor spear tourists with their eyes, who try, in vain, to neither notice nor react. Next to me, out of my reach, a woman fixes her makeup in a cracked compact: her lipstick dries the color of fear.
We’ve started a new category on our blog called ‘Looking Back’ that will include an occasional entry from our journals that date back to 2001 when we first began writing about living and travelling abroad. We’ll present these paired with a photo in the form of a verbal postcard. Together, these postcards provide an (in)formal and often (in)coherent narrative of the trips we’ve taken!
Category: Looking Back