Quotations: “And did you get what you wanted . . .”

From the poetry of Raymond Carver – Late Fragment.

Raymond Clevie Carver Jr. (1938-1988) – American short-story writer and poet, contributed to the revitalization of the American short story during the 1980s.
What is it you want from this life? 

Aloha, Renée

Raymond Carver photo from: https://lasettadeipoetiestinti.org/2017/11/04/orientarsi-con-le-stelle-reading-dalle-poesie-di-raymond-carver/

 

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Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

4 responses to “Quotations: “And did you get what you wanted . . .””

  1. Rosita says :

    aaaww..I luv dis quote! I’m a writer too, and will publish here one of my stories I’ve published in Young Authors Amino later C: also, why is it hard for some ppl to get dat da most important ting is to love and cherish others while they’re still alive? 🤨 I seriously wonder dat.

    With love,
    R

  2. Rosita says :

    aaaww..I luv dis quote! I’m a writer too, and will publish here one of my stories I’ve published in Young Authors Amino later C: also, why is it hard for some ppl to get dat da most important ting is to love and cherish others while they’re still alive? 🤨 I seriously wonder dat.

    With love,
    R

    • reneeriley says :

      Loving others does seem to be THE wisdom we all need to know. Good luck with your writing. I’d love to see one of your stories. Aloha, Renée

      • Rosita says :

        alright. I agree with u, also, dis is quite a sad story, fictícional, yet based in a real fact (a serious humanitarian crisis happening in a certain country), which I hope to bring awareness to such problems & to compassion as well as love, since ppl are still ppl, no matter their gender, ethnicity, religion…

        With love,
        R

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