I have been discarding the old books, mainly medical ones which I used to use in my residency days, and papers for the past few days. I could recall every moment I did with them. It was a time of sunrise for me, while I feel it is sunset or time to be ready for sunset. No sentimmentalism but a reality. Paying only a glance on them, I tidied up the book shelves and the boxes leaving those unnecessary things out of them.
The magnolia is budding. It may start blooming pretty soon. Despite of this very cold winter days going on, they are ready to come out now. It amazes me a lot even though it is the usual event at this time in a year. It encourages me to go ahead even if it seems so bleak to me at this time of my life.