Endless tears in my eyes,
I toss the love beans as I yearn for you;
Filling the gallery,
spring blossoms and willow bloom perpetually.
Sleepless stormy twilights, through the window I stare;
Unforgettable sorrow, the past and the present.
Delightful cuisines, I desire not;
Looking in the mirror, I see my gaunt reflection.
Those frowning brows, feeling the pain of missing you;
In these endless nights, my world stops turning.
Oh! You are on my mind,
as inexorable as the vague distant mounts;
As unstoppable, as the ever-flowing streams.
This is an ancient poem that shows the significance of the red bean and how it relates to love.
Since Mark & I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary I thought we’d celebrate in the Chinese way. This meant eating red beans in something. The problem was Mark doesn’t like red beans.
But before I could press my point he surprised me with wine, candles, a romantic card, and a brownie! He’s so special and I’m so blessed. Happy anniversary to all the lovers out there!