Arts

Friend (10) – Epiphyllum / 朋友(10)- 昙花

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摸黑起早,就为了一沾昙花的笑容。但来时一晚,无缘在大家高兴的时候碰面,心里不免有点失望。但想想,花儿如果知道你因为看不到它美丽的一面而失望,它不是比你更失望。

Getting up in the dark just to steal a glance of the smile of the Epiphyllum.  Then again, was not on time for this happy moment for her glory.  Though a little disappointed, but after some thoughts, if the Queen of the Night were to know of my regrets was due to her premature appearance before dawn, guess she may feel more remorseful than me.

想到这点,急忙拿起相机拍下它矫柔隐退的那一刻,为自己写下与花共舞的一章。

The thought of this makes me capture the soft retreat of this unusual moment while I penned down my own chapter of Dances with the Flowers.

世人赞叹昙花一现的珍贵,因为它开花那一刻是如此的短暂。

While all admire the rarely night blooms of its kind, for the reason it wilthers mysteriously shortly before dawn.

相比之下,在它凋谢的时候,却无人瞻仰。原因是花已老去,好景已逝。试问,有几个人会赞美老去的花朵呢?

In contrast, when it withers, there was no one to pay her their last respects, as she shrivels, good time is already a past.  How often do we praise an aged blossom?

没有一朵花永远被人赞美。

Then, no bloom forever earned our praises.

镌古永恒,是我今早追寻昙花的那一刻,我将不会忘记那种追花的感觉。花虽已凋谢,但那股追花的信念,正在心里慢慢地化开。

The moment I pursue this Queen of the Night is going to be eternal, I will never fail to remember the trail.  Though she had faded, but the sentiment of the pursuit has just began.

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9) Friend – Pyrite / 朋友(9) – 黄铁矿

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太太买给我的这块小矿石摆在桌上已有好几年。华人相信这种黄铁矿能带给人财运,至今,我还怀疑。

My wife gave me a piece of Pyrite and it was lying on my table for several years. Some believe that Pyrite can bring wealth, but I am sceptical about the effects it can convey.

这小矿石酷似黄金,但与黄金的身价却天渊之别。

This Ore resembles gold, but in contrast with gold, it worth a world of difference.

无疑的,在众多的矿石中它是一个小人物;一两的山寨版黄金。

Undoubtedly, in the giant colliery, it is a little guy;an ounce of countefeit gold.

但如果你细细把它放大看,里头的景观有如外太空星球的表面,它本身组成的立方体层层叠叠,充满艺术感,就好比展览馆里的艺术品。

But under the magnifying glass, the landscape of this little guy resembles the outer space, the planet’s surface.  The cube itself is a composition of layers of nature’s art works resurfacing in an exhibition hall.

 

这些纹路有致的小立方体,每一个代表人生的转折,一个转折将会影响下一个位置。而这些弯曲转折的山路,不就是它把故事凑起来的小镜头吗?

The lines caustic by the little small cubes, each and every pieces representing a turning point in life; a turning point affecting the next position. Just like the curvy turning point of a mountain, pooling the little shot of our own story.

6) Friend – shadow / 朋友(6) – 影子

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我们的影子跟随我们一生,从呱呱落地到安静入土。

当我们以匆忙的脚步穿梭短暂的人间,你可曾留意脚下的影子?

你走到哪儿,它去到哪儿,形影相随,陪你一生。

The shadows follow me, and the night won’t set me free.
But I don’t let the evening get me down,
Now that you’re around me.

别让心灵的黑影囚禁你,别让黑夜无情击垮你。

去找个朋友吧!

去外头结识朋友也好或去欣赏一朵小花也好,让这些朋友为你散发芬芳,排忧解难。

别把自己困在屋子里,别把自己藏在阴暗的角落。

因为你脚下的影子,你走到哪儿,它去到哪儿,形影相随,陪你一生。

But I don’t let the evening get me down
Now that you’re around me.

所以,朋友去找个朋友吧!