We finally arrived at hotel at Nanjing, after 7 hours of driving. “We love hotels” Wendy and I agreed, not to mention our little hotel lover, Yifan. He just started to run around and play with all kinds of things.
Here is the question: why we love hotels?
It is empty. There are drawers but nothing in it. There are enumertable number of items even in the washroom: soap, shampoo, lotion, tooth brush. There are desks, but basically nothing is readable on it. There are TV – yes. If they remove the TV, it can bring more sense of emptiness.
Emptiness brings peace in mind. There are so little options and you put all the pressure above a solid umbrella: I am travelling and I cannot do things. I am at hotel!
The emptiness, to an extend of boredom and loneliness is a perfect emotional status for our busy life.
Besides emptiness, it also provide cleanness. Even the most picky full time housewife cannot create the cleanness comparable to hotels. The towels are always folded as a flower and the cups are always covered with a nice while paper cover. Everything is in order – at least at the moment when you step into the room.
Understanding the reason, we actually have the hope to recreate the experience somewhere and some time in the other part of our lives.
PS: one problem – a mobile or iPad will completely destroy the wonderful status.
How come it took 7 hours of driving time to get to Najing?
From Nanyang, not Shanghai.