There are a few Christian churches in Anyang City, China. The nicest one is only about 12 minutes by bike from my apartment. I took this photo on my first visit to the church. These brothers were in the church’s courtyard, having a fun time running around an doing a little bit of “rough housing,” as my parents used to call it.
When I want to go to a place to sit in absolute silence, I head to the church. Sometimes it’s absolutely essential for me to escape the bustling, noisy, rude madness of a Chinese city by finding a place to sit in silence, a place were I can feel stillness and spaciousness.