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"Where the Gods fly" - a short story by Jean Kwok


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You really must read the whole short story, but here's the final sentence (which gives nothing away about the story - no spoiler alert needed)

 

"...let her then stand before the wind like incense that threads through the air: turning, swirling, searching for the place where the gods fly."

 

http://jeankwok.net/Where_the_Gods_Fly.shtml

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Altogether fascinating, but also somewhat disturbing - and it suggests alternative strands of thought in Chinese society to those known here via the 'Tiger Mothers' and the lifestory of pianist Lang Lang. That said, I have known here of cases where pursuit of further education was denied by parents to promising children because "we don't do that kind of thing."

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