Friday, 20 July 2007
In search of Vietnam. Memories of Saigon.
If I were to rename this blog, a little difficult after two hundred posts, I might call it "In search of Vietnam". The question then would be does it refer to looking back at the past, possible, or something I was looking for at the time. I think when I went there I found something I had always been looking for.
I could now give a list of words, Vietnam war, Vietnamese women, Vietnamese countryside,Vietnamese music, Vietnamese food. I think they are in the correct order. They were perhaps the things I had been looking for, unconsciously, ever since I left school, seven years before.
It might have been another country, another name, that's not important. Words like the Balkans, the Caucasus etc. come to mind. I can only imagine I had been pulled towards it by some interior force.