作者: Sleepless on October 10, 1999 at 05:27:39:
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"And all the lives we ever lived
And all the lives to be,
Are full of trees and changing leaves." -Anonymous
If mood run like an alphabet from A to Z, I would say there is a word for your mood: ROY. It stands for red, orange and yellow. I never realized that my feelings for a simple phrase such as "I have to say goodbye to my cherry tomatoes this weekend" could be so gripping that it blurred my vision with tears. I remember those vines were planted one Sunday afternoon in early June, and had been there for a bit over four months. Though they are gone now, the meanings charged behind their growth remain and the passion for them will not be lost with the end of their lives.
Rowing is an endurance sport. Little Swallow and Pearl Princess would never imagine that women now compete in those events at the Olympic Games. Indeed, I am envious that you have access to observe rowing competition held on the Charles River of your town. As people rally for the "Head of the Charles" tradition, you might wonder what sport people do in the south. Well, they are getting ready for the duck and goose hunting season. Although the hunt is well regulated by federal and state government, I always cringe when thinking that many of those birds after their long flight from up North will never go back again. Yet for the system of ecology, I can't do much otherwise.
The marshes of the Southeast Louisiana coastline are within migratory path, also known as the Mississippi Flyway. Waterfowl from 32 states and 3 Canadian Provinces come to spend their winter here, one of the largest concentrations of waterfowl in the world. The astonishing variety of species includes: mallard, blue and green winged teal, mottled ducks, snow and blue geese, Canadian specked belly, Widgeon and Gadwall etc. These waterfowl are major inspiration and favorite sketching subjects for our local artists.
Do you still remember the TV episodes based on Auntie Chyong Yau's novel "My Cousin Won-Juing", a story about 3 brothers who all fall in love with the same cousin? If we ever meet one day, I will give you an oil painting on waterfowl, similar to the wild geese embroidery that unites the eldest brother with his long wisful cousin in the end of the story. :) Take care, my dearest Four Seasons.