I would never understand why people miss Tet. And I don’t think people understand how the heck I could not. Hardly any moment in my years abroad that I ever missed it. Not a single moment in the last 24 years I found peace with it.
I used to be in a much healthier mental state when I was half the globe away from my dysfunctional family. Tet is a perfect time to remind how great we have been in tolerating each other & suffering from divided worlds under the same roof.

I can only choose to be happy during my birthday shortly before Tet. Because nothing has the rights to ruin my day. I used to hate my existence and now I have learnt to love my damaged self because it deserves to be alive.

The responsibility for tolerance & compromises comes due when Tet comes. Do I feel honored? I feel like being cursed.

This is hopefully the last annoying note before the new year arrives. To many years in life being stable & staying strong remain a challenge. To another year in life ignorance is still a bliss. To many days inner peace is still a luxury.

Cheers to 2017.


Olivia, Peace & The Olive Tree | www.mstruonganh.com

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