Optimism, Part 2

January 25th, 2009 | No Comments

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Andy Engelson is a writer and editor who lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. He's currently working on a historical novel set in the Northwest United States during World War II. He's also a freelance writer, essayist and member of the Hanoi Writer's Collective. In a former life, he edited Washington Trails magazine for six years and before that was freelance journalist. He likes to hike, travel, and play with his family.


…What is the effect of Nature’s deliverance and becoming?
All things growing are lush and thriving.
Young bamboos are wrapped in green sheaths,
Fresh rushes embrace their purple flowers;
Seagulls play by the springtime banks,
Wild pheasants sport in the gentle breeze.
— Hsieh Ling-yun, “On My Way from South Mountain to North Mountain, I Glance at the Scenery from the Lake”


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