诸行无常：the impermanence of all things
Recently, the actor who played Steve in Blue's Clues returned to social media after an absence of almost 20 years. In his video message, he explains why he left the show and extends warm encouragement to all the viewers who grew up watching the show. I remember watching Blue's Clues as a kid and shouting enthusiastically back at the TV whenever Steve asked a question. Seeing how much he has grown made me realize how much I have grown too. It's a little bittersweet to think about how much has changed in my life. I moved away from home. I graduated from college and I'm preparing to graduate from graduate school. Even though I sometimes felt sad and lonely, I met so many wonderful people and made so many wonderful memories. As Steve says in his video message, some of his experiences were challenging but those challenges allowed him to do what he wanted to do. All things are impermanent. If there is no change, then there can be no progress.
Tea students in the Urasenke Urbana-Champaign association