I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

69 A Han dream wake-up


Verse 69

Not enough not enough
Difficulties do weigh on your mind
Rain floods a dike in open country
The moon is like a fishing hook
A dream cut off, a rude awakening, worried brows

(Han dream wake-up)
(The image refers to another story about a dream)


  The expression alludes to the story "The millet dream" about a poor man who is dreaming about wealth, but when he wakes up, his millet is still uncooked (millet takes just a few minutes).
  "A Han dream wake-up" is a rude awakening, unrealized ambition, a dream cut off.
The subject of the verse worries about his life: "not enough not enough".

In the dark night, when the moon hardly shines, he dreams of riches but wakes up with nothing.

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