PROJECT_365_025_25JAN2013

PROJECT_365_025_25JAN2013

 

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Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running stream.

In big black letters I write my name on them and the name of the village where I live.

I hope that someone in some strange land will find them and known who I am.

I load my little boats with hiuli flowers from our garden,

and hope that these blooms of  the dawn will be carried safely to land in the night.

I launch my paper boats and look up into the sky and see the little clouds setting their white bulging sails.

I know not what playmate of mine in the sky sends them down the air to race with my boats!

When night comes I bury my face in my arms and dream that my paper boats float on and on under the midnight stars.

The fairies of sleep are sailing in them, and the lading is their baskets full of dreams.

Paper boat — Rabindranath Tagore

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我每天把紙船一隻隻地放入急流中。

我在紙船上用大而黑的字寫著我的名字和我住的村名。

我企盼著住在異鄉的人會發現它們,知道我是誰。

我在小船上放著花園裏長的雪麗花,

希望這些在拂曉時分開放的花能在夜裏被平安地帶上岸。

我把我的紙船投進水裏,仰望天空,看見小小的雲朵正揚起鼓滿了風的白帆。

我不知道,天上的哪個玩伴把這些傳送下來和我的船比賽!

夜幕降臨,我把臉埋在手臂裏,

夢見我的紙船在午夜的星空下漂浮前行。

睡仙坐在船裏,帶著滿載著夢的籃子。

《紙船》 --泰戈爾

 

小時候,我特別喜歡下雨天。下雨天除了是鑽被窩打盹的好日子,也是玩水的好日子。悠記得,小時候的雨天總能夠和紙船掛上掛鉤,傾盆而下的大雨總是很快的把門前的水溝灌滿,然後我以紙折一扁舟或折一葉為船放入水中,看這小小的急流把這船帶走,如此週而復始的玩著,久久不膩。

下雨天除了玩紙船,也是享受天體浴的時候。沒錯,就是天體浴,脫個精光在雨中沐浴。記得媽媽的曾在屋簷下擺著一個大水盆,帶雨水把紅色且繪有雙喜的浴盆填滿後,稚年的我與弟弟就會在屋簷下享受天然的花灑,盡情的玩著。經過20 幾年的歲月,這份天體浴的勇氣到是被摩的無影無蹤,現在叫我做可是萬萬不敢。

[PROJECT 365],與你分享我在午休時折的紙船還有泰戈爾的《紙船》。期許你擁有輕鬆的明天,愛你!