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2017年5月30日 星期二

Reflectiions (反照)


Dragon Boat Festival today.


If you wish to see dragons, you're more likely to be elbowed about






So, it's makes more sense to just walk along the sea-side park.




and look at such flowers as one may find






growing wild



  

planted by nameless flower lovers





Just where you never expect to find any





 you'll find them, beckoning to you!


  
some more loudly than others.





 You may even find a big fruit or two





Festival or no festival, safety is always on the top of every Chinese mind.





The sea once brought such opium smugglers as Jardines and Swires to China.




But what does the sea care who brought what to whom and whether it's lawful or moral or whether some official like Qu Yuan( 屈原 )(c. 340–278 BC) threw himself into a river to show his dissatisfaction about the Emperor's state policies.





we live in a different era now





What stuck out in the mind of Chinese in the 19th and the first part of the 20th Century is very different from what sticks up now.





The wind continues to stir up gentle waves





creating myriad ever changing patterns.





which never looks the same from one second to the next





what images on the surface of the water has the wind  not distorted?





Not even motionless trees and shrubs escape such a fate. Do our mind not do the same to whatever it thinks it perceives? But whatever we think we see "out there, perhaps the ancients are right: time and tide wait for no man. Can we ever discover what the shape of "truth" or "reality" or "actuality" may be?