Ma Yuan, “Walking on a Mountain Path in Spring”, 12th or 13th century

Ma Yuan, “Walking on a Mountain Path in Spring”, 12th or 13th century

33.

To read the Story of Curly-Beard (who gave up his house to a pair of eloping lovers, then disappeared).

Ah, is this not happiness?

Note: As well as the longer version at the above link, there’s a brief summary of the Story of Curly-Beard, “a gigantic, fierce, red-bearded rogue,” in Charles Hucker’s China’s Imperial Past.
“Cai Shen, god of prosperity”, provenance unknown

Cai Shen, god of prosperity”, provenance unknown

32.

To have just finished repaying all one’s debts.

Ah, is this not happiness?

Chen Rong, Two dragons from "Nine Dragons Scroll", 1244

Chen Rong, Two dragons from "Nine Dragons Scroll", 1244

31.

To see a wild prairie fire.

Ah, is this not happiness?

Dragon kite, Weifang, Shandong province, contemporary.

Dragon kite, Weifang, Shandong province, contemporary.

30.

To see someone’s kite-line broken.

Ah, is this not happiness?

"Madman" Liang Kai, “Li Bai Strolling and Singing”, 12th or 13th century.

"Madman" Liang Kai, “Li Bai Strolling and Singing”, 12th or 13th century.

29.

A magistrate orders the beating of the drum and calls it a day.

Ah, is this not happiness?