9 thoughts on “counting years (senryü)”

  1. So quickly the years pass. Went to my last surviving aunt’s 87th birthday party today. She was 12 years younger than my uncle. Seems like yesterday I visited them and smelled the gardenia bush in their yard. Fell in love with the gardenia aroma and carried years later as a young bride.

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      1. My son has an explanation for this phenomenon. When you are 5 a year is 1/5 of your life which seems like forever between say birthdays. When you are 60, 12 years are that same 1/5 of your life. And it seems like just last year. I do not know who taught him all his smarts. LOL.


      2. He does have a masters in industrial psychology thus comes some of his wisdom. Another favorite I hear him say is about raising children. The days are long but the years are short.


      3. So true!! I find the days move faster when I am writing or reading (when I am alone) Today I wrote through my pain and seem more accepting. Resistance seems to augment any pain. Far from wise but trying ever slowly Wish I was in a warmer climate..it was a winter day yesterday again.

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