and if you travel its entire circumference, you will end up where you started.
Below is a story about globalization.
I received my Yoshitomo Nara Drawing File book today. It was shipped from a seller in China. I placed the order 11 days ago.
13 days ago I was in a small home-goods store in Hangzhou, China. Framed pages from the book hung on the store’s walls. Each cost 90RMB. Individual prints were 20RMB. What I really wanted was the whole book.
The store had only one copy, which was incomplete (one-fourth of the pages had been torn out), and also not for sale. The sales girl was doubtful that bookstores would carry it. Its Chinese publishers stopped printing the book a few years ago.
“In Amazon I trust,” I said to myself.
I copied down the ISBN.
The next day I returned to New York. The day after that I ordered the book from “Asian Books in China” through Amazon.
That was 11 days ago.
I received my Yoshitomo Nara Drawing File book today.
Printed on the shipping label was the sender’s address: YU HANG DISTRICT HANGZHOU, HANGZHOU 310015 CHINA.