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2015年9月3日 星期四

Outdoors again (重出户外)‧

So glad now that the heat is gone for the time being.


Time to go out again



To look at the paper flowers



and those growing on trees



Whatever their shape or color


To look at rusted metal



the wild mushrooms which sprang to life  after the rain


displaying their form with abandon.



and their colors;



to observe embroidered leaves,.

to see how humble flowers grow at the side of hovels built with rusted zinc sheets,
 
to be delighted by reflected light,



to enjoy the calm and peacefulness of unruffled water


to see how the villagers make offerings to their gods, .


to look at what's left after they' re done worshipping  local deities

 
and how they sweep their yards


to see the inside of their bamboo hats



or more elaborate ones made of reed,



to see how creepers grow around abandoned poles


and how some unfold their leaves like a windmill

to discover the most unexpected patterns on the door of a deserted hut



or the discolored paint on abandoned furniture



to gloat over the texture of wood




to marvel at the infinity of shapes



created by the merciless sun and rain



caring little if they once got life in them or not



and look at the most unusual patterns formed by peeling paint


  
and feel the joy of the locals in vibrant colors


and to look at the flowers on the side of the path

  
with their buds waiting to take their turn right behind those now blooming


or about to wither


to wonder at the how the colors of Nature are vastly more interesting than


 those made by men



But if you're lucky, find the most incredible shapes and colors even in a junk yard


and grass growing in impossible places



You'd never be able to guess what this is.


or to wonder at the ingenuity of shopkeepers and

what they'd do to decorate their shop front!