Li Yu ’20 – Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Hometown: Saratoga, California
Majors: Art History and English
Favorite flower: Medusa orchid
I’m Li, and this is a blog about objects – sentient or insentient, chatty or reticent. I like my textiles complicated, plants misted and self-summaries oblique. I like beginnings too, despite being no good at them; so I borrow the first few lines from Carlo Collodi’s (trans. Mary Alice Murray) The Adventures of Pinocchio:
“Centuries ago there lived ––
‘A king!’ my little readers will say immediately.
No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.”