Blog, Commentary

Chinese proverbs and correcting (my) ignorance

Something a little different today.

I came across the above image on a Tumblr post, with the following caption:

An ancient Chinese proverb says An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. The thread can be tightened or tangle, but will never be broken.

There’s a lot of jokes made in popular culture about “Ancient Chinese Proverbs” with heavy emphasis on how convoluted and ridiculous some of them can seem. Believe it or not, Chinese proverbs are a pretty fascinating linguistic phenomenon.

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Blog, Me

Quote of the year

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

–Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of Le Petit Prince

This quote pretty much sums up what’s been going on in my life the past two months. There are so many crazy changes coming and I wish I could talk about them all–I’m of that peculiar brand of Millennial who thinks that if something isn’t documented on the internet it didn’t really happen–but…not yet. I need to wait for the dust to settle first; don’t want to tempt fate, after all. But soon.

I’m prepping a series of really exciting blog posts and I can’t wait to start pushing them out. Hurray for progress.