Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

HEYDARIAN , Richard Javad

Senior Lecturer
Master in International Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
AS 212 Regionalism and Community Building in Asia
 PS 282 The Philippines in Global South