no love today

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The reason for today’s title is right here in the first picture.

no love today

“No love today” 今日不爱 (the translation is a bit rough, I know).

Actually, this is supposed to say something like: “if you don’t love your roads today, there will be no roads tomorrow” – but now all that is left is no love today.

I’m sitting in my hotel room right now, with my shoes and my jacket and my hat on, and my hands are freezing while I’m typing this.

I feel like an idiot.

A big idiot.

I somehow managed to find the only place in town that doesn’t have heating.

I’m thinking, was there really no love today?

Basically the only thing I did is walk, walk, and walk.

The fog was still there. Not as bad as yesterday, but still. And I am starting to wonder: is it maybe just some sort of industrial smog?

I saw something nice next to the road.

way home

The old one and the little one.

Walking home, through the fog.

I liked them.

But then there was a place with absolutely NO LOVE.

dogs and scorpions

I didn’t exactly understand if this was a place that sold pets or a place that rescued pets.

And why would they have a scorpion on that picture?

I took a look inside.

There were no scorpions and no birds.

But there were dogs, a lot of dogs.

They were locked up in their tiny cages. When one of them noticed me and started to bark, they woke up one after the other and looked at me from bleak eyes.

dog place

Then they all started barking.

It sounded like the saddest thing, so I decided to leave, leave, leave.

I walked fast. I walked and I walked.

The barking sound quieted down behind me.

I was still thinking whether or not I should have stayed around to take more pictures of the misery and find out what that pet place was actually all about, when I ran into a little guy.

boy and water faucet

He was trying to get a drink from a water faucet, but when he noticed me he suddenly just froze up.

Neither of us moved, only the shutter of my camera did.

After a while, he apparently decided that I wasn’t so scary after all, so he started a little conversation with me.

little guy: “?”

Chris: “What? You go to school, little friend?”

little guy: nods.

Chris: “Primary school or kindergarten?”

little guy: “?”

Chris: “You go to school?”

little guy: nods.

Chris: “Um… okay, see you later, little friend!”

little guy: nods and waves hand.

Well okay, we didn’t really understand each other in some aspects.

But we tried.

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