No Time To Be Frivolous

The flower blooms and then falls. The sun shines and then sets. A man is healthy and then grows feeble. Within a hundred years time, there is an urgency to work hard and no time to be frivolous.
The Third Year of Kouka, February. “A Record of Plum Blossoms.”

25日游優の暇なし
花、闌なれば即ち落ち、日、中すれば即ち昃く。人、壮なれば即ち老ゆ。百年の間、勉の急ありて游優の暇なし。
弘化三年二月「観梅の記」

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