Wednesday, April 04, 2001

China 2001 - Confucian Temple

Across the street from the Lama Temple is the Confucian Temple. For all the satire poked at him, all the things that are attributed to him, this is the place that he was when writing a lot of them. Things that he wrote controlled Emperors and people a like, not on any religious principals. Just because they were such obviously smart things to do. (It didn’t hurt to have the emperor on your side at the time either.) They had a display of instruments in one of the halls and one of the women there played “Happy Birthday” on giant jade slabs that produced a wonderful chime sound. It was such a paradox of a feeling to hear that song ringing through the ancient building.

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