A Chance Encounter With Li Bai

(LI PO VIEWING A WATERFALL, by a Japanese artist, Korin (1661-1716) On Saturday I drastically miscalculated my transit time from my mother's Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan to the MaLa Project Sichuan dry pot restaurant in the East Village. I was meeting an old friend for lunch, but I arrived 45 minutes early. How was I supposed to know that two consecutive subway trains would pull into the station at the exact moment I arrived at the platform?

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