I have been listening to Gu Qin for a while. In addition to tea and Chinese classic books, Gu Qin has been a catalyst in my thought process.
Today's conversation with a young client of mine was about a girl he likes, which became problematic for his school works. My explanation to him was, love is seasonal, referring to life cycle, not time cycle in this case. Relationship related to time is journey of water down the stream.
Spring - ice and snow melts, spring is also raining season in most parts of the world, creating a consistent flood of water down the stream. The stream is full.
Summer - occasional showers, thunderstorms, monsoon seasons creating occasional flood of water down the stream. The stream is full some times.
Fall - slow water movement of water, but consistent down the stream. The stream is mostly not full if not dried out.
Winter - solidified ice at the edge, or cover the top of the stream with small amount of water flow, or freeze completely without flow of water down the stream. The stream is most likely low in water if not frozen without a flow.
Most people prefer Spring love, flood with passion, expecting the stream will flow with this much passion for life. As the season (relationship changes), can it endure the ups and downs (summer, fall and winter love) in life together?
Summer love is my kind of love. Enough water flow, yet experience low tide at the same time, prepare for lower time in Fall and Winter. If love made it out of the ice age of winter, here comes Spring, fruitful stage of a relationship, where plentiful of passion fill the air!
3 summers and 3 winters... I'll try my best to keep gray hairs away from my head....