Monthly Archives: February 2012

The spinning stops at our yard 院子里的午后

(English text below Chinese) 有时觉得自己就是一个无法停止的陀螺。拍片、编辑图片、写稿、策划我的绿舟项目、给亲戚的孩子辅导英语、到银行等机构办各种杂事……事情总没完没了。这周做了两个采访,写了两篇稿子,还要再写一篇,必须在后天去纽约前赶出来。一边想稿子,一边想在纽约和DC的采访提纲和肖像拍摄,还想着去纽约时千万别漏带器材……我的脑瓜虽然扁圆,但它的本质是一个陀螺。我几乎能看见它在高速旋转。这时候,我就想起朋友李伊安。他曾经像陀螺那样转,但终于停下来,静下来,安详而喜悦地过每一天。他建议我到中大附近的行家茶行,因为他知道我太需要让我内心的陀螺停止旋转。 好几次,我计划去行家茶行,却总因为杂事而放弃。今天,午饭后,决定无论如何不能马上继续工作,端了咖啡和爸妈坐在院子里晒太阳。没有比冬天的太阳更温暖的东西。没什么比和父母在一起晒太阳更幸福的事情。 刚开始学会喝咖啡的八旬老父亲轻呷一口咖啡,赞叹说:“真香啊!怎么以前会不喜欢咖啡呢?!”他脸朝阳光,微微笑着。母亲还不习惯咖啡的甘苦味,喝得慢,揶揄父亲说,“你喝得太快,说明你还不懂品尝咖啡。”说完, 她不好意思地笑了。 这样安详、温暖的冬日午后,感觉比在昏暗的暖灯下喝酒、听音乐更舒服,更快乐,并让我想起了德彪西的《牧神的午后》(L’après-midi d’un faune),虽然我们家院子里爱的气氛与牧神的梦有点不搭。 可能因为我离家多年终于再回到家里,父母对我宠爱有加,好像我是他们刚出生没多久的独生女。我则因为自己年龄渐增而父母虽年迈却可爱又纯真,也像宠爱孩子一样宠爱着他们。我们就这样相互宠爱。这或许是我不愿意长呆广州的主要原因。 Sometimes I see myself spinning at a high speed. Shooting my personal projects, editing pictures, writing, preparing for my Earthship project, helping a relative learn English, running errands….And … Continue reading

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Spiral Incense 天后古庙的塔香

(注:中文在英文下面) I found this old tempel with spiral incenses hanging in front of it while getting lost on my way looking for five senior artists from Henan Province. 那天我去找几个唱豫剧的老人,在广州石牌东昏暗、狭窄的小巷迷失,却惊喜地发现了一座小而古老的天后庙。庙前悬着好些塔香,烟雾袅袅。

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contrast on the road,路上的反差

(注:中文在英文下面) Sunday, I felt dizzy from reading while taking a bus to Guangzhou. So I looked out of the window and enjoyed a moving image of the green mountains, dotted by small villages. That was a soothing image. Monday, I … Continue reading

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crowd floods in Guangzhou 广州人潮如涌

Crowds on Lantern Festival – Images by xiaomei chen (注: 中文在英文下面) Crowds = Heavy floods. This is what a population of 1.3 billion means. Guangzhou is reported to have the biggest population in China. On the evening of Lantern Festival, … Continue reading

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horse Beauties 骏马

If the images in last post disturb you, I apologize. But that was not my purpose. And today, I share with you two most beautiful creatures: horses! I saw them on my way to Colorado from New Mexico last year. … Continue reading

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dog for meat 杀狗取肉

dog for meat – Images by xiaomei chen (中文在英文下面) Years ago, I ate dog meat once or twice. I didn’t really enjoy it as the meat was tough and the smell was not that pleasant. Now I don’t eat dog … Continue reading

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