Me and this city and the world. Or you, your city, and the world.
Needless to say, it was the pandemic of the new coronavirus that completely changed the way these three relate to each other.
One year ago. The live images of the first infection explosion in Wuhan shook the people. In some cities, people were forced to restrict their movement and were unable to do things that they used to take for granted. In some cities, people were restricted from moving around, unable to do things they had taken for granted. They furrowed their brows at the coughing of a neighbor who had been a good friend until yesterday, blamed someone as if they were a criminal if they were infected, and exposed their family’s information to the community, treating them as if they were “wanted. In some countries, racial discrimination and even violence was rampant over the source of the virus. Under the dull, cloudy sky, people with their mouths covered rolled their backs as they passed the days. The year 2020 has undoubtedly left a huge mark on human history. What kind of path will humanity, which has endured unbearable days without hope, take in the future? ……
As I was writing these disturbing things, I called the waiter to pour hot water into the empty pot with a voice as loud as the noisy seats around me. I threw in a mouthful of shao mai from the colorful steaming baskets on the table, and drank a cup of hot puerh tea from a small teacup. Food is in Guangzhou. It’s as delicious as I thought it would be.