|Hot maple syrup poured over snow|
so it becomes like taffy.
Served with a dill pickle.
The 8 Vicissitudes sum up sweet-and-sour perfectly.
Gain and loss,
Pleasure and pain,
Praise and blame,
Fame and disrepute
come and go like the wind.
Stand like a great tree
in the midst of them all.
As much as we only want the sweet of life, the sour is often served up soon thereafter.
When i am praised, i don't take it seriously, because i can guess what's coming down the pike--today, next week, or next year. Blame. Ouch!
Take the sweet and sour together, and you have the whole world.