Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It is also known as the ''City of the Dragon''. Founded about 2,500 years ago, Taiyuan participated in the turbulent cycles of many Chinese dynasties. In the Ming and Qing dynasties particularly, Taiyuan was an important center of trade and industry.

Somewhere in this city is my daughter going about her daily routine. Too young to realize that her life will soon change.

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.
~William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XLIII"


Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

very interesting, I really enjoyed reading this touching blog post.I love that Lamartine quote , it is so true ... "un seul etre vous manque et tout est depeuplé" ..

jen laceda said...

oh...and your life, too, will soon change.

My Castle in Spain said...

I'm thrilled for you must be so impatient to hold her !

i've just read your comment which made me smile...i'll tell you this: when i met you on blogland, i was very impressed by the fact you were a fencer but my boyfriend even more!
also..i've got my James Bond movies moments and whenever i watch Die another day with Madonna who plays a fencing teacher, i do think of you now ! As a fencer

Renee said...

I love the City of Dragons because Yoli's daughter lives there.

Beautiful post Yoli. Really beautiful.

And no worry, Wednesday's Woman is not me.


Annie Coe said...

Like Renee, I love the Dragon city because yoli's baby is there, but soon will be with Yoli. How lucky you both are :-).xoxo

rosemary said...

What a wonderful post! So great that you have this knowledge of your child - how exciting! The Lamartine quote is exactly how I feel too.

Poetikat said...

When do you actually go to receive her? How do you sleep at night with that kind of excitement?


Hajar said...

I'm counting the days with you dear Yoli ... :)

redmaryjanes said...

I know exactly how you feel my friend. Wish we could sit together over a glass of wine and just look at our daughters photos.

A Cuban In London said...

That Shakespeare quote plus the content of your post are very poignant. Many thanks. May your daughter be well and healthy now.

Greetings from London.

FishermansDaughter said...

The waaiiittting is the hardest part. - Tom Petty

Counting the day with you.


ii-ne-kore said...

that is a truly beautiful quote, the first one.

Kris said...

love your quotes... :O)

rochambeau said...

Isn't it amazing that one day you can turn the corner and bump into the rest of your life?

I LOVE this post! I love you for adopting your sugarplum. We all need one another!!