Today we all live in a challenging environment:
COVID-19 affects all human beings across the globe.
Ida came in with a storm and flood that brought significant damage and separation.
Many people experienced life and death and family separation in Afghanistan.
With all these happening surrounding us, we must treasure what we have today and don’t take it for granted. For people who lost their loved one(s), waiting for their loved one(s) to recuperate from the hospital, or waiting for their loved one(s) to come home, please carry faith and positivity.
To connect these challenging times with a poem finding light for all of us:
張九齡 – 望月懷遠 (Gazing at the Moon, Longing for You From Afar)
A bright moon rises and shines over the sea; wherever we are, we share the same moon at the same time in different far corners.
The tender-hearted complaint of the long night inevitably giving rise to sentiments of yearning throughout the night.
Seeing as the moonlight is so lovely, she blows out the candlelight and puts on a robe to sustain the chill of a dewy kind.
Regretfully she could not hold on to this to offer him the scene; she decides to return to bed and hoping a reunion will come soon.