无题 - 泰斗蝶? 9/30/2007 21:42


pastel
7" by 5"

You may think that
you have brought only
momentary glory to my life.
For that glory IS LOVE
and love is Eternal
with all my gentelness
I'd like to see
sunshine on your face
coming from your heart.
The greif shall be over
as I am on my way back.
Are you ready
to receive me again?

-a letter from Christopher to his Mom

邻居的孩子生下来就死掉了. 如果活着, 到今年的9月19日应该一岁了.
一年来, 不用说, 就可以感受到这个女人一直在丧子的背哀里. 她没有上班. 老公给她买了一只小狗做伴.

她是一个很安静的女人, 但是18日那天却听到她的嚎陶痛哭, 一边哭一边喊着"我的孩子". 她的老公没有上班在家陪她. 同为女人, 她的哭声令人落泪. 其实母为子痛整个动物界都是一样的, 而且自古至今如此.

在浦立毛嘶清教徒最早的墓地里, 我曾经看到一块墓碑, 上面记录着一个女人和她的4个刚刚出世就死掉的婴儿都埋在一处. 可以想象这个几百年前的女人的悲哀. 因为这种悲哀是一种旷世的情感.

然而你如果看动物世界, 死亡是悲哀, 但生命和生存还是要继续. 她沉浸在悲哀里其实在客观上在阻碍她再次怀孕. 当然, 也说明时机还没到.

没有什么可以安慰一个失了孩子的女人. 下班急忙回家画了这副小画以为慰藉. 希望她能走出来, 重新开始.

rose
rose
PHOEBE at 9/30/2007 21:52 快速引用
rose
金喜 at 9/30/2007 22:26 快速引用
rose


刚看到这个:2007“普利策特写摄影奖”母亲的爱与无奈
(警告:这是个很悲哀的震撼真实故事)
http://news.wenxuecity.com/messages/200709/news-gb2312-462706.html
rogerlee at 10/01/2007 00:41 快速引用
牛 牛 崇拜 崇拜
开会 at 10/01/2007 10:33 快速引用
崇拜 崇拜
fresh_orange at 10/01/2007 10:37 快速引用
rogerlee :
rose


刚看到这个:2007“普利策特写摄影奖”母亲的爱与无奈
(警告:这是个很悲哀的震撼真实故事)
http://news.wenxuecity.com/messages/200709/news-gb2312-462706.html


能够按乐斯还是一种幸运
fresh_orange at 10/01/2007 10:44 快速引用
can't read Chinese today cry
wildcrane at 10/01/2007 12:49 快速引用
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused
Johann at 10/01/2007 12:53 快速引用
Johann :
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused


俗称的蝶恋花吧
xiaozhi at 10/01/2007 12:59 快速引用
A mother's love is the greatest of all. 感动 感动 It's never easy for getting over from the loss of your own child. I think I can understand how sad it must be for your neighbor. I tongue the painting. It's vivid, and full of vitality. 祝你好运
ayu at 10/01/2007 13:13 快速引用
还是不懂。 我晕

招风引碟与母子情深有什么联系? confused


xiaozhi :
Johann :
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused


俗称的蝶恋花吧
Johann at 10/01/2007 13:18 快速引用
Johann :
还是不懂。 我晕

招风引碟与母子情深有什么联系? confused


xiaozhi :
Johann :
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused


俗称的蝶恋花吧


我也没太懂
硬往上靠的
xiaozhi at 10/01/2007 13:23 快速引用
fresh_orange :
rogerlee :
rose


刚看到这个:2007“普利策特写摄影奖”母亲的爱与无奈
(警告:这是个很悲哀的震撼真实故事)
http://news.wenxuecity.com/messages/200709/news-gb2312-462706.html


能够按乐斯还是一种幸运


同意

悲哀的震撼真实故事 always remind me the story that happened to my cousin when I was little. He was diagnosed with leukemia and the medical technology was not as advance as nowadays. Eventually he died. rose 崇拜 to all mothers who has walked a great journey with their child from the beginning till end.
ayu at 10/01/2007 13:38 快速引用
Johann :
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused


good that you have asked and asked in English wink .

The reasons I painted a butterfly include, firstly I was reminded by a post card.

One week before the boy's birthday, their parents sent out a post card to everyone and thanked us for understanding and being supportive in the past year. The card is of dark gray color with three dark flat prints of butterflies - two big and one small.

Then I realized that once I had taken a photo of butterfly over a yellow flower. I found it.

And subconscously I felt that the butterfly symbolizes rebirth and the changing forms of existance (polymorphism). I understand her grief is from her belief that his life is too short/he is dead/he is gone forever. So I tried to show that there is no definete line between birth and death depending on how you understand it. In terms of a form it is gone but in terms of love, it is eternal and in terms of spirit, it has rebirth. So I tried to show this glory of love and rebith in this small painting. And pastel is the best medium to bring out real bright colors. I attached the little poem to her to pretend that it is from her son.

But when I saw your question, I went to the wiki and found the following - it just confirmed that I do have a good natural instinct about its (betterfly's) symbolic meaning (except it is not really natural instinct I can brag about, I know the butterfly story and I know Zhuangzi's dream, I have read many Japanese poems before).

By the way, I after giving the painting to her, tried another one. And i don't think it is as good as the original.

Still it is nice to take this chance to have a better understanding of this creature :

the following is cited from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly
Symbolism
According to the
wildcrane at 10/01/2007 15:03 快速引用
牛
还有梁祝的化蝶
金喜 at 10/01/2007 15:11 快速引用
rose

最近在看金婚,看着看着就特别特别的想我的妈妈。想起小时候顶妈妈的嘴,以后再也不了。
lxf_lily at 10/01/2007 15:36 快速引用
lxf_lily :
rose

最近在看金婚,看着看着就特别特别的想我的妈妈。想起小时候顶妈妈的嘴,以后再也不了。


我上大学时偶而会抽冷子逃学几千里回家.我妈妈从没骂过我. 我哭 我哭
我这两天总想着逃工跑回国,可是老公这个胖包袱,束缚了俺的自由 Mad Mad
金喜 at 10/01/2007 15:41 快速引用
Great paint & best wishes to the mother rose rose rose
persoone at 10/01/2007 17:33 快速引用
金喜 :
lxf_lily :
rose

最近在看金婚,看着看着就特别特别的想我的妈妈。想起小时候顶妈妈的嘴,以后再也不了。


我上大学时偶而会抽冷子逃学几千里回家.我妈妈从没骂过我. 我哭 我哭
我这两天总想着逃工跑回国,可是老公这个胖包袱,束缚了俺的自由 Mad Mad


终于看懂了 狂笑 狂笑 狂笑
wildcrane at 10/01/2007 19:51 快速引用
终于看懂了 打你 打你 打你

xiaozhi :
Johann :
还是不懂。 我晕

招风引碟与母子情深有什么联系? confused


xiaozhi :
Johann :
What is the relationship between the story and the painting? confused


俗称的蝶恋花吧


我也没太懂
硬往上靠的
wildcrane at 10/01/2007 19:52 快速引用
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly

昨天晚上一个好朋友兴奋地给我讲他看的一个documentary film about the migration of monarch butterfly. 我在网上一查,就是我们常见的和我画得这个样子。

这样小小的蝴蝶,出生在加拿大和五大湖区,竟然能飞回到墨西哥3代以前祖先出发之地。真是神奇。

特记于此,有空时再研究。

看看这个,太好玩儿了

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/monarch_butterfly.htm

Monarch Butterflies & Violins

查了一下字典,monarch 本来就有蝴蝶之意 - 是不是就原于这种蝴蝶。可是为什么他们叫做monarch butterfly 呢?

中文把他们叫做“泰斗蝶”?或者什么更好的名字?
wildcrane at 2/06/2009 13:48 快速引用
I remember read somewhere, it may get the name Monarch because on the pupa chrysalis, there is a gold string looks like a golden crown.
pbxmeis at 2/06/2009 22:08 快速引用
这个免费节目真好看, 我看了俩遍:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/butterflies/program.html
wildcrane at 2/02/2010 14:06 快速引用
[Time : 0.018s | 11 Queries | Memory Usage: 887.95 KB]