Traffic in the past few weeks has come from the opposite direction: country side to city streets. Tet is over.
We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun. Now it’s time to ramp up, to deliver.
There are things that can only be understood in hindsight: a failed marriage, a single parent who hangs on to his now-grown daughter etc…
Never second-guess yourself. If only I could do it over….
You got one shot at life but not blindly, since all the hints and signals were there.
As long as we don’t play “solitaire”, others would be glad to point them out to us.
For years, I have lived with the flow (time and space) i.e. could never come back to the time and place where I was from.
I have been wrong on that count.
Seasons do come around, in symmetry.
Fall aging, Summer fun, Winter loneliness and Spring hope.
There is not a thing that goes to waste under the Sun.
Years ago, I couldn’t understand why my American friend would major in horticulture. Growing up in the city all my life, I found his field of study utterly foreign; it might as well be nuclear physics.
Now we have organic foods, co-op, environmental conservation etc….
(there was a 6.4 earthquake in Peru a few days ago).
We will never be “cooler” than under current ecosystem.
One planet, one shot deal.
Love the ones you’ve got: a crescent moon, blooming flowers, a child’s smile.
Even when you decide to burn the candle from both ends, it still is the only candle you’ve got.
I can understand youthful ambition, false confidence and the illusion of grandeur.
After all, we all work with unchecked assumptions.
Yet, “an unexamined life is not worth living,” says Socrates.
Because it will come around, people are more conscious of consequences (could be arriving in next life). So Tet is over, but its season of hope has just started.
Traffic is back and workers are turning on the assembly line switches.
Just as they did last year and the year before.
But next year, again with reverse traffic flow, but the aging mother and father might not be around waiting for them at home. It’s not the unexpected. It is to be expected. We ‘ve only just begun…with seasons in the sun, its symmetry and surprises. Savour it!