August 16, 2005

Falling Leaves; Adeline Yen Mah

My stay in Hong Kong has totalled 3 weeks so far. In staying in the cute village of suen wai in the town of Yeun Long I have perceived the beautiful way of minimal, austere way of life. To see my mum's side of the family tree is to understand the way my mum is.. a return to her own origins, to reach back to her roots. Historys provides insight to the behaviour of people who lived in the past. It is interesting to see how fascinated I was with the way my Grandparents led their life. I wonder if that has anything to do with my own underlying culture. The chinese probably revere our ancestors and our history more than any other race.

I now refer to the second half of a couplet first published during the Song dynasty;
_Song Dynasty (AD 960–1279);_

_Shu gao qian zhang
Luo ye gui gen_

Even if a tree reaches the height of ten thousand feet,
Falling leaves return to their roots


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  1. Gabriel

    I like the quote, if you could tell me where you found this!

    07 Oct 2005, 05:35


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