People walking faster
Countdown began for yearend
Must make their ends meet
And a happiest year to you for 2016 AshiAkira 😀
Thank you, and same to you Inavukic 🙂
Very true.. Sometimes i wonder if slowing pace is even ok at all? But i should i think and i will after all like i just wrote ‘i want to live not just breadthe :)’
I don’t know why, but people here seem to hurry when the years nears ending. 🙂
Unfortunately, rush is the most vulnerable thing nowadays. It ruins everything. It doesn’t give the chance for the most of people to stop; to notice what is around; to feel the time, the sense of Life, to enjoy of being.
Sad to say, but you are very right. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here, I have observed the very same thing. And now you put it so beautifully into a poem.
Wishing you a happy new year, Ashi, with good strong health, lots of peace and happiness.
Thank you. And same to you.
People walking faster, but to what end? Years are going, we get older… Sad poem, in my opinion, Ashi 😦 Where are we hurry?
From time immemorial, Buddhist temples here hit their bells 108 times toward the last minute of the year. Moment the 108th sound resonate the year is over and a new year starts. By then the people are supposed to close their books for their businesses. But few people have enough funds on hand to meet the ends of their books. Most people have to run for extending or finding new loans. So we see lots of people running on the street besides from the cold. 🙂 Why do they hit the bells 108 times? I heard that all wrong doings of the people fall into either one of those 108 categories. People are supposed to pray for forgiveness and wash off whatever wrongdoings they have committed during the year before all the 108 sounds of the bells end the year is out. This is our waning tradition. Happy New Year, Monica 🙂
This is a beautiful tradition, Ashi. Thanks for sharing with me! Happy New Year to you, too, Ashi 🙂
I’m glad if you appreciated it. 🙂
I love traditions, Ashi. They are so special. Are made for our souls.
Yes, I think you are very right. Traditions remain to be traditions among the people because they are loved so.
This made me laugh. I have this absurd desire to ‘get things done’ before Christmas. It’s quite useful for catching up on jobs set aside for too long.
It’s been going on here so long that many people seem to run from habit or because it’s getting cold. 🙂
Happy Holidays — and all the best to you in 2016!
Always a pleasure to read your haiku 🙂
Thank you, same to you. 🙂
🙂 Thanks 🙂
This post made me smile. Why? Maybe because it was honest. or maybe cause I was the person you speak of.
Anyway, happy 2016! 🙂
Thank for reading the poem. Happy New Year as well. 🙂
Thank you very much for this wonderful post! 😉 Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family! Enjoy it to the fullest! May all your dreams come true! 😉 ❤
Merry Christmas to you as well. And allow me to wish the same. 🙂
Aww thank you very much!!! ❤ 🙂 It made my day 😉
I’m glad to hear. 🙂 ❤
By the way, it’s a rare full moon Christmas this year. I saw the moon just now. It is beautiful. Hope the weather is fine where you live so you can see it also. Good luck. 🙂
Haha yea I heard about it. Hope I will be lucky enough to see a full moon tonight!!!😉 Thanks a lot!🙏🏻🤗 Hope you enjoy it!😊😉😘
if people can, or would, stop rushing about, they’d find they are already AT the center…. They won’t find it by trying to pull the ends together…. They only find one at a time, that way….
Yes, you are very right. 🙂
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