Life is a cycle, not a hustle

Poeny, rich, bold and poised. Plum blossom, firm, proud and fragrant.  These two flowers are called national flowers by Chinese. For the first, peony is a symbolism of rich, fully noble life; the second, plum blossom has the quality of resilience in life.  Speaking about nobleness, Chinese may link this quality more to bamboo tree for humbleness, lotus flower for pureness, palm tree for strength…

People always think the modern Chinese life is about hustle and bustle, running after money, saving money, working for the next generation.  While the moon runs on a cycle, farmers rely on the lunar cycle for adaption of production, harvest, and rest, in modern life, people working the city take the tasks more alike working bees to collect the “money”.  

This is a park under construction.  At the mid night, I could hear the frogs. The metro lights are all night on.  Road lamps, apartment lights are bright and flashy.  Everning is alike Carnival of underground life.

On another side of the bank, the residence from the towers were taking a chance to fish.

Circled around the pond, workers were setting up plantations, making marks and covering with hays, putting in seeds…

Like spider plant, life is alike rampant stems of leaves, sprouting a future, uncertainy hanging around, though still reaching around.

In the center of city, it is the stadium.  An open air gym facility was built in the garden.   A racing cycle symbol sculpture represents Health is the Centre of life.

A lonely sparrow or a wandering egret still means everything, hunting, calling, nesting, breeding.  The river, plants, pond are sources of life, bugs and worms feed on and live on and to be feeded.

A river is a nurturing mother of nature.  Always keep a pond in the living area, the peace of life.


Author: Cathy Tsui

Entrepreneur in wine and gifts. Importer and Exporter. Promotional products consultant; Italian shop owner; wine specialist; WSET certificate; self-media; wine talk show, "Let's taste some wine!" Those are old stories now. I am now an inspiring travel agent.

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