The lanterns

Posted on September 5, 2012


Déjà vu is a fated symptom of a life lived with such predictability, and cynicism the unfortunate malady of growing older through it. At each Chinese New Year festival, the lanterns and puppets may change from rat to dog to horse and so on, and new generations always reflect its millennial magic in their enchantment, but the festival itself had become as embarrassingly routine as the motions of flying to it. Ultimately, the sheer inevitability of each twelve-year cycle’s passing serves mostly as a chilling reminder of other inevitabilities.

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