急管繁弦四月天 4/02/2009 11:37
昨天跟老板和group里其他人拽了一下。

事情的起因是,前几天有人帖出一个poster,通知4月1号放假一天,还推荐这一天可以去听BSO的Youth Series Concert。这当然是愚人节的trick。不过我当真了,跑去跟老板要求听这音乐会,因为只有weekday的白天才有。还添油加醋地说,按中国的古典文化和节气讲究,现在是听音乐会的节气,而且这Youth Series和它的programs听上去就是给年轻人和春天准备的啊。经济危机以来,老板的家人亲朋圈里多有被lay off或 pay cut的,老板的大脑有点儿被虚无主义思想趁危而入,变得没那么tough了,欣然准了我的假。

很好的音乐会。门票只10美元,就有这样的精神享受,真好!想起电影Titanic里,在众人逃生的一片混乱中,那几个乐手从容安祥地继续他们的演奏,以最天国的方式进入天国。喧哗的世界里,音乐真的使人沉静。我甚至开始后悔,小时候太淘气,不好好学钢琴,偏去学剑术,明明可以双修嘛;在今天之前,虽然也曾听音乐会无数,还从没为这事后悔过。经济危机世界动荡的年代,我们多么需要能带给我们宁静愉悦的东西。

听完音乐会回来,兴趣广泛知识面广博的老板一副要进行学术探讨的架式,让我给他讲讲中国traditional cultural 里的solar terms是怎么回事,何以听音乐会跟节气都能撤上干系。我先是傻眼,后是急中生智,按照以前读过的一片散文大拽其拽起来。可惜英语修养不够好,拽得不够convincing不够elegant。

昨晚回家,就琢磨着把这散文翻译成英文给老板和同事们看!可是,这太难了太难了。英文写作有文采的网友,谁有空帮翻译一下,重谢!

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急管繁弦四月天
虞 邯
  时序还是清明,新茶既采,踏青人众,虽说气候冷暖不定,但从南往北,暮春的气息已经隐隐透了出来。北方大风降温,一些地方居然飘起了雪花,但空气中的冷冽都带了些甘芳的味道,不再是那样的严冷呛人。我从北往南,一过岭南就热得直脱毛衣,街上行人,都穿短袖,阳光炽烈,即使是多云天气,也晃得人眼花。我对朋友说:才过清明,就热成这样,反不如北方四季分明的好。话虽这样说,早上或者晚间,在热气中有清凉的风吹过,倒体味出一种别样的熟透了的春天味道,南北的春天,尤其在这四月的天 气,实在大异其趣,一种是似暖还寒,欲迎还拒;另一种却是三春匆匆开过,迫不及待奔向热烈的人生了。地理气候决定群体性格,南北民风,亦可由时节看出个端倪来。

  我和一个朋友谈及节气,他说分外奇怪,打小在农村长大,也没有很关心过这码事,年纪日长,倒是在意了。我说我是有一次在北京,大约9、10月的样子,北京的秋老虎太厉害,而且空气干燥,常常走在反射着强光的混凝土路面,有要闭过气的感觉。有一天晚上,并没有变天,突然窒闷中起了一丝凉风,不多一会,就觉得周身清凉了很多,正在纳闷间,听见院子里纳凉的一个中年男子,用地道的北京话卷着舌头说:“到底立秋了就是不一样啊!”我赶紧问,就是今天立秋吗?大家说是啊。第二天起就一日凉过一日。我从此以后,对时序节气,开始有了感觉。

  朋友大笑,说,你的意思是节气比天气预报还灵,立秋一来就好比开了冷气机。我一听哑然,没有料到现代科技对人们的想象力蚕食得这么厉害。节气时序,并没有手机上的数字显示来得清晰,但对于一种生命感觉的体验,数字也许永远没有来自大地土层的消息那般丰富和亲近。

  人类从原始丛林中走出,这样深厚的集体无意识,是摧枯拉朽的现代科技也无法掩埋吞没的。人们说自己居停在钢筋铁骨的丛林,是对自己生存状况的一种讽喻,更是一种无意识的回望和眷顾。显然他们不能够忘却,曾拥有过一种更为自然的时序观念,从花鸟虫鱼、草木枯荣中辨认时间的痕迹。时间是隐身的精灵,它的衣襟下摆拂过这时而丰饶、时而贫瘠的大地,一切都呈现然后退幕,周而复始。比如花草、水果、粮食,以及人们反复歌咏的亲缘与爱情。但人们更多地相信了自己的力量――人类已经成年,不需要自然或者上帝的荫庇,可以轻易地颠倒时序,变换冷暖,四时鲜果随时可供。仿佛所需要的,只是固定四季中最好的温度、湿度、风向以及光照,人们所有的工作都在指向一个危险的境地:把一年变成一天,一个工作时刻表上的相同刻度。

  值得庆幸的是,生命的感觉还没有死去,依然存在着和自然节律对应的生命直觉,就像这个时节,即使气候冷暖不均,环境污染让天气变得无所适从,但我还是感到了一种温润洁净的意味,这让我想起《月令七十二候集解》中说道:“物至此时,皆以洁齐而清明矣。”所谓清明,由于历代都有惯例在这天祭祖扫墓,唐杜牧又曾写过:“清明时节雨纷纷,路上行人欲断魂”,这是和“床前明月光”一样的少儿开蒙诗 句,所以难免给对传统文化不予深究的人以凄惨悲苦的感觉。真是个不幸的误会。其实清明是一个春和景明、万物生华的时节,所以才被古人当成二十四节气中,除冬至外最为重视的节气,若仅是祭祀祖先的节日,反而不如中元节重要。古人当此之际,还盛行插柳、食青团红藕等习俗,都是在强调舒展生发,而非黯然消魂。

  不过在文化感觉上,发生误会是常态,不发生才是变态。比如人间四月天,一听上去也难免有怅惘之感。这种感觉,多半可以归功电视剧《人间四月天》,这部电视剧把现代最才子佳人的两个拽拉到了一起,演了一幕爱而不能的悲剧,虽然现实中仅是莽的诗人一厢情愿的单恋。这个怅惘的片名出自林徽因的诗作――《你是人间的四月天》,写给她儿子的,写得言辞清亮、意境开朗,并非一首爱情悲歌,她写道:我说你是人间的四月天/笑响点亮了四面风……你是一树一树的花开,是燕/在梁间呢喃/你是爱,是暖/是希望,你是人间的四月天!

  这真是最好的四月天,没有被过多的渲染所附丽,干净、单纯、明媚。尽管我们离开《礼纪•月令》已经异常遥远,但大自然的节律却并没有被近现代的人力所改变,我们的母亲容忍着她的孩子的各种试验并继续在宽容他们,延纳他们,而我们也许应该 在我们浇注得越来越厚的水泥沉积层上,去聆听来自大地土层的消息,我们也许可以根据它,重新领会自己生命与感觉的节律。

  当然,这并不是对着一本黄历,去过一种已经被废弃的古典生活,而是我们穿越时间和岁月,领会大地与宇宙的节律,并试图把握住那飘浮其上的一缕书香,以及在所有器物、民俗中传承下来的一种感觉。

  一种中国式的生存,在全球化的时代。

  假如有人轻易地把它视为读经、穿长袍以及冠礼,像这些年会被当成新鲜物事的东西那样,那么这不是一种正确的理解。一种中国式的生存,等于是一个人对他的传统记忆有选择的保留,是他对中国的全部理解在生活中的触发,它可以各异其趣,就像这个时节的各地迥异的气候一样,但这迥异的背后,有统一的温润清和之意,《月令七十二候集解》中说:“时有八风,独指清明风为三月节,此风属巽故也,万物齐乎巽。”

  难怪,我从北到南,从飘雪的北京到阳光炽烈的岭南,都呼吸到了同一种气息。

  有人问我,你文化上的中国是什么?我脱口而出:“杏花春雨江南,骏马西风塞北。”而今却觉得,我心上的中国,是那穿插在岁令时节、衣冠服饰、器用杂物、花草竹木中一种不可名之物。是那不可名之物在这样一个时代的变形和寄居。

  四月天,孩子脸,南方燠热直如初夏的天气,突然因一阵夜雨加了凉意,和友人一起坐在山上亭子里喝茶,突然听见他问道:这个时候,我当然不能折根柳枝插门口,会被人笑,而且也没处折去,除了喝茶踏青,有别的应景的好玩没有?

  我正色说:此时最应景的就是听音乐会。他将信将疑:何以见得?我说有《礼记•月令》 云:三月清明节,桐始华。古人造琴瑟就用桐木,何况此时游目骋怀,怎能没有丝竹之声?世间最快乐的事情,莫过于四美具,二难并,所谓四美者:良辰美景赏心 乐事;二难者:贤主嘉宾。乐事者通音乐之乐,因此目前最应景之事,就是你请我去听音乐会。

  主人又好气又好笑,我请你喝茶,你倒在这歪解掌故,还要骗音乐会听,绝对是不能搭理纵容你的。

  我笑答:歪解正解,只要解得,就是解人。绕口令还没说完,忽然有雨打下来,打在旁边树枝的新绿上,簌簌作响,山中地形高下起伏,雨声犹如急管繁弦,正像是Frantigek Skroup的名曲《春天的节日》。
好文章 牛 牛 ,不过要找翻译的人太难了
MorningMoon at 4/02/2009 18:51 快速引用
调用google翻译的。

Fan control string anxious days in April
04 years http://finance.sina.com.cn 2006 on 16 day 17:21 21st Century Business Herald

Hangang Yu

Timing is Ching Ming, the new tea is taken, Ta-Qing were public, although uncertain climate and well-being, but from south to north, in late spring through the air has been out faintly. Cool north winds in some places the snow was飘起, but are冷冽air甘芳with some of the taste, as the martial law is no longer a choking people cold. I am from north to south, one-off Lingnan straight off the hot sweater, pedestrian streets, wearing short-sleeved, and the sun blazing, even if the weather is cloudy, it was Huang who dazzled. My friend said: Qingming only been on the heat into this

CEO olive quarter life to move to the city center to the airport
Beijing Sina East Bay media Xingui posters

-Like, anti-North as a good four seasons. Having said that, the morning or evening, in the heat in the cool breeze, but otherwise the body of a cooked taste of the spring, the spring of the North and the South, especially in this weather in April, is very different Fun, is like a warm winter also want to welcome also refused; it is another three to open the spring rush, and can not wait to rush the warm life. Groups decided to geographical and climatic character, the North-South customs, can also see a clue from the past season.

A friend of mine and I talk about weather, particularly strange, he said, grew up playing small in the rural areas, nor are very concerned about this code, and age on long, it is about the. I said I was once in Beijing, on the way about 9,10,秋老虎too much in Beijing, and the air dry, often with bright light in the reflection of the concrete pavement, there to close off the feeling of gas. One night, there is no change of weather, a sudden ray of stuffy played a cool breeze,不多一会, we feel that the whole body a lot of cool, is wondering, the cool courtyard to hear a middle-aged man, the land of the Beijing dialect Road rolled tongue said: "The beginning of autumn in the end is not the same as the ah!" I hastened to ask you today Liqiu? We said yes ah. The next day cool-off effect on the 1st day. From then on, I, on the timing cycle, the feeling began.

Friends laugh, that means your cycle than
Weather also Ling, Liqiu one opened like air-conditioners. I am a哑然, did not expect modern science and technology on people's imagination so much eroded. Cycle timing, and no figures on the mobile phone is more clear, but experience a feeling of life, the figure may never be the news of the soil from the earth as rich and close.

Human beings out of the jungle from the original, so profound collective unconscious, is the modern science and technology摧枯拉朽can not be buried engulfed. It is said that he stopped at the home of the jungle铁骨steel is a kind of living conditions of its own allegory, but also a look back and care of the unconscious. Apparently, they can not be forgotten, having had a more natural sense of timing, from insects, fish, birds and flowers, dry vegetation in the identification of time-rong traces. The Wizard is stealth, it衣襟lap time and the wind blowing through the rich, sometimes barren land, all have shown screen and then back again and again. Such as flowers, fruits, food, and the relatives of people repeatedly singing and love. However, more people believe that the strength of their own - have adult human beings do not have natural or God荫庇, timing can be easily reversed, transformation and well-being, at any time for fresh fruit 4:00. Seemed to need only the best of the four seasons fixed temperature, humidity, wind direction and the light, the work of the people are all point to a dangerous situation: one year into a day, a working schedule on the same scale.

Fortunately, the feeling of life has not died, still exists and the natural rhythm of life that corresponds to intuition, just like this season, even if the climate and well-being inequality, environmental pollution at a loss as to allow the weather, but I feel a gentle mean cleaner, which reminds me of "Collected Annotations on the 72-designate" in and said: "Things to time, always having Jie Qi and Ching Ming." the so-called Ching Ming, as a result of past practices have worship in the grave that day, Good tandoori also wrote: "Qingming Festival have rain,断魂For pedestrians on the road," which is "床前明月光" children's opened the same poem Mongolia, it is inevitable not to get to the bottom of the traditional culture of the people miserable misery感觉. What a tragic misunderstanding. In fact, Ching Ming is a spring and Jing-ming, China Health and season all things, so as the ancients were in the 24 solar terms, with the exception of the most important winter weather outside, if only the religious festivals of their ancestors, but not as good as Ghost important. When the time of the ancients, but also the prevalence of interpolation Liu, food, etc. Youth League red lotus practices were emphasized germinal stretch, rather than黯然消魂.

But in the cultural sense, to avoid misunderstanding is the norm, is no metamorphosis.人间四月天For example, there are bound to have a sound sense of怅惘. This feeling can be attributed most of the television series "人间四月天", this romantic drama to the most modern of the two drag pulled together his love of the scene of the tragedy can not be, although in reality the poet is only wishful rash unrequited love. From the title of this怅惘Lin's poems - "You are the world day of April," wrote her son, written in clear language, cheerful mood, not an elegy of love, she wrote: I say you is that people's days in April / laugh ring of light surrounded by the wind ... ... you are a tree of a flowering tree, is the yin / in the beam between the twitter / your love is warm / is the hope that you are a human in April days!

This is the best day in April, was not exaggerating too much attached to Lai, clean, simple, beautiful. Although we leave the "Chi-li on the" has been unusually distant, but the rhythm of nature but not by the modern changes in the human, our tolerance of the mother of her children to experiment and to continue them in the tolerance, the extension of satisfied they , and we might be pouring in our increasingly thick layer of cement deposition, to listen to the news of the soil from the earth, we may be in accordance with it, and re-understand their lives and feel the rhythm.

Of course, this is not at an almanac, have been abandoned has been a classical life, but our time and through the years, understand the rhythm of the earth and the universe, and tried to seize on that floating its Shuxiang ray, as well as in all objects, folklore handed down in a kind of feeling.

The survival of a Chinese-style, in this era of globalization.

If it was easy to see it as reading, wearing a robe and crown ceremony, like all these years will be as fresh as anything therein, then this is not a correct understanding. The survival of a Chinese-style, is tantamount to a person of the traditions of his selective memory to retain his full understanding of China in the life of the trigger, which can vary their interest, as this season's all over the different climate the same, but different from the back of a unified meaning Wenbo stones, "Collected Annotations on the 72-designate," said: "When there are eight wind, independence refers to the Ching Ming Festival in March winds, the wind it is also the Sunda , Sunda齐乎things. "

No wonder, I am from north to south, from snow to sunshine in Beijing Lingnan heated, are breathing the same air.

I was asked, do you culture, what China is? I blurted out: "apricot southern spring, westerly Saibei Horse." Now they think that I mind of China, is that weaved in the season-year-old, dressed costumes, used in all sorts of things, flowers and bamboo in a matter can not be named. Is that objects can not be named in such a period of deformation and host.

Days in April, the children face, such as the South straight sweltering summer weather, a sudden rain due to the addition of a cooler, and friends sat together in the mountains pavilion to drink tea, he asked suddenly heard: this time, I certainly can not discount the root Liu sticks inserted at the entrance, would be laughing, but also did not fold to the Agency, in addition to Ta-Qing tea, there are no other occasion of the fun?

Orthophoto I said: At this time the occasion is the most concerts. He skeptical: how could one say? I said the "Book of the month" goes: Ching Ming Festival in March, Shihwa Tong. Ancient man-made Paulownia琴瑟used, not to mention head swim rein to one's feelings at this time, how can there be no voice of music? The happiest thing in the world, with more than Simei, two difficult and that the so-called Simei From: scenery attraction pleasure; two difficulties are: the main guests yin. Pleasure to those who pass the joy of music, so most of the occasion, that is, you asked me to listen to the concert.

Good and funny masters of gas, I ask you a cup of tea, but you had anecdotes solution in this distortion, but also listen to the concert to deceive, it is not condoned搭理you.

I laughed A: Solution of Positive Solutions of distortion, as long as a solution, that is, Jie-ren. Tongue twister not finish, suddenly down rain, playing in the green next to the new branches, the簌簌sound, high mountain terrain and downs, as if anxious rain pipe string fan, as is the music Frantigek Skroup "spring festival. "
bysea at 4/10/2009 19:25 快速引用
"The survival of a Chinese-style, in this era of globalization. " 牛
vieplivee at 4/10/2009 19:34 快速引用
xinyu :

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急管繁弦四月天
虞 邯

是你写的么?有点象简桢的文笔,不过象男人的笔触,莫不是个台湾人吧,又?
vieplivee at 4/10/2009 19:38 快速引用
MorningMoon :
好文章 牛 牛 ,不过要找翻译的人太难了

这文章词藻堆砌太重,这一点我不太喜欢。不过立意确是好的。
翻译太难了。
xinyu at 4/14/2009 16:08 快速引用
bysea :
调用google翻译的。
"

您太搞了。我speechless。
有些句子倒是可以拣出来用。谢谢。
xinyu at 4/14/2009 16:08 快速引用
vieplivee :
"The survival of a Chinese-style, in this era of globalization. " 牛

en, 机械的google并非一无是处 LOL
xinyu at 4/14/2009 16:09 快速引用
vieplivee :
xinyu :

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急管繁弦四月天
虞 邯

是你写的么?有点象简桢的文笔,不过象男人的笔触,莫不是个台湾人吧,又?

不是我写的,我帖字里交代了的呀。
网上找不到“虞邯”的个人信息。看过他的一个散文系列,透露了些个人经历,应该是大陆人,男。貌似简桢的字没有他大气。

我以前混过一个论坛,一直被人当男的,嗯。
xinyu at 4/14/2009 16:09 快速引用
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