Because Taiwan is entering autumn, it's gradually difficult to hear cicadas singing outside now.
The life span of a cicada is about 12 to15 years, which is actually not short compared to those of other animals.
However, they spend 99.9% of their life underground.
After they emerge from the dark word as adults, they only have one to ten weeks at best left to live.
Li Shangyin, a Chinese poet in the Tang dynasty, wrote with a sigh, "The sunset is magnificent, but the dusk is approaching."
Perhaps his short poem, which indicates beautiful things are always fleeting, can aptly reflect a cicada's life.
When a cicada enters its prime time, it is about to die.
Perhaps that's why cicadas are always singing.