This morning I met an artist friend at a local tea shop. I brought a prototype of a calligraphy painting I have been working on so I could discuss this with her. What a delight when my friend told me that she could read Chinese writing! It was even more of a surprise when she told me she could read most of my characters!
While sitting with our tea and talking art, a man with a warm smile and an Irish brogue approached our table. "Are you from China?" he asked my friend. "No, from Korea" Lucia stated simply. She smiled and then asked him "Are you from Ireland?" "Yes!" he exclaimed. "Dublin!"
Only in Iowa! :-)
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