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glimpse: MIDPOINT | Dear Next Generations, our present will be your past as much as it was our ancestors' future. It is a time of change and juxtapositions, lingering on tomorrow's verge while clinging onto almost forgotten yesteryears. Past generations must have occupied the same torn position on the timeline and so will you; and yet I feel that we are exactly the midpoint, dangling in between two vastly distinct eras. TV preachers and temple prayers. Flaking paint and colorful illumination. Subtle messages carved in wood and loud antenna broadcasts. I hope your day will be as puzzling as ours. Yours, Miles

glimpse: CRIMSON REMINDER | At daybreak, a freezing breeze cut through the January-air and left no doubt about its reign over the cubical grid-heart of Beijing. Even the sun seemed a little helpless when it rose slowly like a pallid disk whose warmth offered but the frailest shelter. But there was something the cold couldn’t oppress or conceal – a tale of warm blood spilled – and as the far star climbed towards the zenith, it flooded the flags at Tiananmen Square like an unwavering crimson reminder.

 

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