The Ghibli bus at night.

Past midnight, humid and boring night, five days ago. I’m on my balcony in Bhadrash village in Himachal Pradesh, looking at the road going across on the other side of the valley.

Suddenly, a local bus passes on the road, decorated with colourful blinking lights and blaring that old-style, musical horn.

It is actually a bus from a Studio Ghibli film, jumping and twisting itself while running, and gobbling down vehicles randomly.

July 23, 2022