I almost added: "The future is an X; who can tell what it will turn out to be?" But I didn't. It was no good to say that kind of thing at the moment. On the contrary, I ought to show her my manly courage; I should prove to her that I am her "hardy and reliable" husband - not only that I love her! (from "A Story Untitled") . . . I agree to pursue a true, good, and beautiful life. I argued that such a zhen-shan-mei life could be diagramed as a triangle, with three "corners" representing "zhihui" (wisdom), "aixin" (love), and "jiankang" (health) respectively. And I formulated my ideas in a few words: "Without wisdom, one cannot find the Truth; without love, one cannot see the Goodness; similarly, without health, one cannot enjoy the Beauty." (from "Snake Stories") . . . . Sometimes it is hard for us to distinguish between fiction and reality. Which one is more "true" and therefore more attractive to you? Is there anything beyond the both? . . . Just relax, and enjoy reading this book!