…At The Grindstones

{July 15, 2010}   A Day of Immortality..

“With relaxed temperment and relaxed bosom
let the years go by;
People are dying and people are being born
before your eyes.
Whether it be exhalted or whether it be lowly,
submit to your fate;
Though it be long or short,
do not repine.
Though you possess more or possess nothing,
forgo your sighs;
Whether you be wealthy or whether you be poor
is Heaven’s decree.
Be content to accept your lifetime allotment
of clothing and wages;
Even a single day of undisturbed leisure
is a day of immortality.

-Chin P’ing Mei, China c.1610 BCE, Volume 3 Ch. 49.

More on the Text HERE


stevo says:

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

-Dylan Thomas 1940

I love that one 😀

Diana says:

Love love love it…what a great reminder….talk about grounding! I sooo look forward to our hang out tomorrow night doll! MWAH!

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