Translates: “Having waxed, wanes.” ~Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. In Ghostly Japan. 2004. p. 185. Print.
The moment the moon waxes full, it begins to wane. In the same way, the height of our prosperity is also the beginning of fortune’s decline. Conversely, the very worst times, when everything seems to be falling apart, there is nowhere to go but up. Things at their worst are the beginning of a change for the better. We can never give up and slide into apathy.
Make the most of an opportunity but keep in mind that all good things must come to an end. Keep faith in the darkest of times for the only certainty in life is change.