The countdown is ticking with the number of days getting lesser and lesser as I was watching my calendar hanging loosely with merely two dates left. Not much to shout about, just an average uneventful year which I am contented and thankful. Time to say goodbye to 2009 and to welcome the new 2010 to bring us better opportunities and brighter hopes, (it's so bright that we need to wear sunglasses) and wishing for a year of great abundance.
Lives of living beings never remain still. Like bubbles on the surface of water, they arise as suddenly as they disappear, each with a different life span.
Life rarely reaches seventy;
That I am seventy is a surprise.
I was too young the first ten years
And too old the last ten.
There are only fifty years in between;
Half of that time is spent at night.
By calculation I have only lived
During which I have endured much
toil and trouble.