Who could catch your dreams like waterfalls? Who could tame your dragons and lead them like camels in a caravan? Nobody could… unless one has a hand from heaven and a heart full of love. China, I can see your golden heart and the iron friendship of your people, drinking and eating around a round table under the red paper lantern. I can see the silent tears when you are woken up by the cry of your children, but who can comfort a mother that wasn’t- like a love that never left the heart? Yet, You are richer than you know, your gold -stored in hearts- inundates me with a flood of generosity. China, I long to marry you and have our children born upon my lap. I brought ancient treasures for them over the sands of the desert; I came, my eyes tapping the horizon like the white cane of a blind man. I brought for them stories full of future brimming with sparks like your fireworks; The wisdom of the sages, brought I for them, in big red envelopes and in overflowing coffers, Words that give life… like water.