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41. Young At Heart Though An Old Man Already

As I am struggling heavily up to the Tsing Shan Pavilion in the morning, I feel self-satisfaction of being able to push myself so hard to challenge the difficulty of overcoming the gravity of my own weight. Breathing the almost uncontaminated fresh air upon arrival at the destination always renders my spirit high and delightful. I walk as briskly as possible in the morning exercise so as to get myself thoroughly soaked in my own sweat under the scorching sun and panting rapidly with an extremely energized heart. I think I am still young at heart though I am an old man already.

I love listening to my favourite composers, especially Beethoven and Mozart, at my leisure, intoxicated myself with the ever enchanting heavenly music, forgetting everyday trivialities, and relaxing in the most serene mental state. I think I am still young at heart though I am an old man already.

Indulging myself in the reading of Charles Dickens' world renowned novel "David Copperfield" is another daily pastime of mine, but to understand the book better seems a sheer unattainable ideal because there are wide varieties of vocabulary and complex sentence structures. However, I really enjoy the studying of new words and sophisticated sentences by consistently investigating them through the help of a comprehensive dictionary. I think I am still young at heart though I am an old man already.

I always have a firm belief that our existence is nothing more than a product coming entirely from coincidental interactions of the ultimate chaotic matter of the universe. Thus, existence is purely absurd and transient, totally regardless of orders and principles. Human civilization, as compared with the vastness of the evolving universe and the boundlessness of time, is merely trivial and negligible. Sometimes at night, I like to sit by myself looking out of the window contemplating those many seemingly unavoidable misfortunes and frustrations in life and resorting to their rationalizations. I think I am still young at heart though I am an old man already.

Happiness is always there waiting to be fetched if someone desires to take it. I wish I could live longer to see the future changes or developments of as many entities, no matter whether living matter or not, in nature as possible, although I fully realize that I must eventually vanish and deteriorate into the very basic raw materials constituting everything. I think I am still young at heart though I am an old man already.

So, why not think young, act young, live young and stay young, no matter whether you are really old enough or still a young person?

(Written on May 20, 2011)