Binge watching of a Chinese drama called The rise of phoenices. 70 episodes finally done piiiuuh.  I was struck by a statement made by a character, who is a reputable scholar Ziyan. He reminded the new emperor, who is also his closed friend, of their new status by saying ‘mountains and rivers seem close but a distance of a few steps seems far’.  Hmmm very deep indeed.

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