回家 9/23/2008 00:57
这是刚才画的一幅水彩. 照完这张像片后又改动了. 但天太黑, 影子反光都在里头.
凑合着看吧. 等天亮时再重新照一张吧.



I finished reading the book "Homecoming".

Sometimes I wonder whether life is one coincidence after another. The day I went to the library, I had a different book in mind. While I was walking by the corridor, I took a quick look at the new releases. There were only a few books on the shelf. One of them was Homecoming. I often pick up books by their looks and many times get laughed at. Yet, the truth is I find that interesting books more often look good too.

It happened that day the book I wanted wasn’t on the shelf so I took Homecoming home. The title didn’t really register at the moment. It wasn’t until over 60 pages or so, the meaning of homecoming began to make sense. It was a story about the protagonist’s coming home, and it had many homecoming stories of soldiers after the Second World War whether it was a happy or sad ending or whether there were surprises waiting at the door step.

The author is a male so the story moved smooth and swiftly that oftentimes I couldn’t tell what was the time span he was covering. But the coincidence was that I picked up the book at a time of seriously considering going home and staying for a year. It would be a homecoming story. Reading between the lines, somewhere there were feelings of nostalgia. What kind of homecoming story will I have after so many years in America? My life in US wasn’t as drastic an experience as soldiers’ war experiences. But it is certainly longer than most of the wars.

In making the decision, sometimes I feel fear not because I am afraid not able to find job when I am back but that there is uncertainty in change. On the other hand, like the author, I feel strong that I want to be someone who can live both in her own country and in America. I don’t particularly like the feeling of being a guest while I am in China or even in my hometown. I don’t like the feeling that I won’t know what to do if I live in China.

I am thinking of giving it a try and see what kind of homecoming story it will turn out.

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你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感。smile
vieplivee at 9/23/2008 01:27 快速引用
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感。smile


也又受到你的启发了.

这本书还挺好, 有空可以看看, 你可能会看出许多新东西.

本来就睡了, 结果几个小时站的人特别冷, 于是煮了一大盆西红柿汤面加俩个合包蛋.

现在暖和了, 睡觉去了.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
wildcrane at 9/23/2008 01:59 快速引用
Sigh, 怎么说你好呢,生病了,还不好好睡觉,又熬夜折腾自己。。。。 Sad Sad

wildcrane :
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感。smile


也又受到你的启发了.

这本书还挺好, 有空可以看看, 你可能会看出许多新东西.

本来就睡了, 结果几个小时站的人特别冷, 于是煮了一大盆西红柿汤面加俩个合包蛋.

现在暖和了, 睡觉去了.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
pompano at 9/23/2008 08:09 快速引用
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感smile


我又一次站在商店的橱窗前,同学说哇镜头里有两个你,我说快快快把我俩照下来。
结果照片洗出来,我就吓哭了,另一个我好似幽灵安安静静地站在我身后。
那张照片立刻就销毁了 我哭 我哭
元宝 at 9/23/2008 10:23 快速引用
昨天已经好了.
就是今天又有点不行了.

喝一大碗热红糖姜水就好了.

pompano :
Sigh, 怎么说你好呢,生病了,还不好好睡觉,又熬夜折腾自己。。。。 Sad Sad

wildcrane :
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感。smile


也又受到你的启发了.

这本书还挺好, 有空可以看看, 你可能会看出许多新东西.

本来就睡了, 结果几个小时站的人特别冷, 于是煮了一大盆西红柿汤面加俩个合包蛋.

现在暖和了, 睡觉去了.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
wildcrane at 9/23/2008 14:58 快速引用
元宝 :
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感smile


我又一次站在商店的橱窗前,同学说哇镜头里有两个你,我说快快快把我俩照下来。
结果照片洗出来,我就吓哭了,另一个我好似幽灵安安静静地站在我身后。
那张照片立刻就销毁了 我哭 我哭




"Tom's Diner"

I am sitting
In the morning
At the diner
On the corner

I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee

And he fills it
Only halfway
And before
I even argue

He is looking
Out the window
At somebody
Coming in

"It is always
Nice to see you"
Says the man
Behind the counter

To the woman
Who has come in
She is shaking
Her umbrella

And I look
The other way
As they are kissing
Their hellos

I'm pretending
Not to see them
Instead
I pour the milk

I open
Up the paper
There's a story
Of an actor

Who had died
While he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of

And I'm turning
To the horoscope
And looking
For the funnies

When I'm feeling
Someone watching me
And so
I raise my head

There's a woman
On the outside
Looking inside
Does she see me?

No she does not
Really see me
Cause she sees
Her own reflection

And I'm trying
Not to notice
That she's hitching
Up her skirt

And while she's
Straightening her stockings
Her hair
Has gotten wet

Oh, this rain
It will continue
Through the morning
As I'm listening

To the bells
Of the cathedral
I am thinking
Of your voice...

And of the midnight picnic
Once upon a time
Before the rain began...

I finish up my coffee
It's time to catch the train
wildcrane at 9/23/2008 15:18 快速引用
元宝 :
vieplivee :
你看得太快了 牛

我刚看完几页之后扔掉一本说日本作家的自杀传统的,写得太无聊太无聊了。

BTW 把影子拍进画里很有意思,启发我拍照的新灵感smile


我又一次站在商店的橱窗前,同学说哇镜头里有两个你,我说快快快把我俩照下来。
结果照片洗出来,我就吓哭了,另一个我好似幽灵安安静静地站在我身后。
那张照片立刻就销毁了 我哭 我哭


reflection is sometimes intimidating 我晕
bebe at 9/23/2008 16:04 快速引用
Very nice paining! 崇拜
bebe at 9/23/2008 16:15 快速引用
每次看到你的新画都会很认真很仔细的看,因为是你画的就很喜欢看,今天看出些感想:不是在看你的画技,而是认真的体会画的意境,我想懂你的人应该都是看画意的吧
micheline660525 at 9/23/2008 22:12 快速引用
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