Chinese New Year is a time of indulgence, over-eating, merry-making. It is a time of abundance. A time for families to gather. To exchange pleasantries and well-wishes. Another shot at making this new year right.
We kid ourselves that with the new year we start with a clean slate. Everything that happened before is wiped out, erased, forgotten. From now on, things will be different.
And yet, can we really leave the past behind? Without our experiences of the past, would we be what we are today? Without going through what we did go through, wouldn’t our lives now be very different?
A touch is a touch, no matter how light, and the mark it leaves is indelible.