Do not turn on the lights oh sky
Do not open your eyes oh wind
My beloved might be shy
She may come close and leave
It’s time for her
To give me the garland.
This time she will
Try her best to sing to me.
Waterfall, do not imitate the
same tune when you trickle down!
Do not turn on the lights oh sky,
Oh tree of red flowers,
Do not look back.
Oh Cuckoo do not sing,
My sensitive beloved,
Might be bashful.
Her words may freeze,
In her mouth.
She has a lot of timid,
Hopes in her heart.
For heaven’s sake,
oh dear scented flower
Do not disturb the rhythm
Of her song by releasing your scent!
Do you have a good friend or a close relative with whom you disagree on a major issue( political, personal , cultural)? What’s the issue and how do you make the relationship work?
I have a good friend, we discuss political, personal and cultural issues, we disagree at times about certain things, we do not cross the limit, which is how I maintain my relationship with her.
I spoke to her about her health and that she should be careful what she eats, she agrees, we are humans and our temptation to eat certain foods keeps us from remembering how dreadful it is for us.
My friend maintains she is very careful about her eating habit at home, when it comes to going out to eat, the smell of food makes her break her resolve, I’ve suggested why not she eat at home but she is an outgoing person she’d rather eat out at the cost of her health than give up eating out.
In those times my mother’s words ring in my ear, “we’d only live once why suffer heartache by denying yourself?”
These words are enough to keep me quiet!