在线词典,在线翻译

小O之复活节游记

所属:生活杂谈 作者:小O(转载请注明出处) 阅读:6010 次 评论:8 条 [我要评论]  [+我要收藏]

小编摘要:复活节并没有像圣诞节那样在国内流行。然而在西方,人们对复活节的感情不亚于圣诞节。这篇文章记录了我到爱城后过的第一个复活节。

孩子们参加复活节“滚蛋”活动


小O案语:

不知道为什么,圣诞节在国内流行,而复活节出国前压根没概念,在英国终于发现,居然还有个复活节,西方人对它的感情一点不亚于圣诞节。这篇文章是我到爱城过的第一个复活节,第一次过复活节感觉总是很新奇,大小商店早早开卖彩蛋、小兔巧克力等。那天,和当地人传统,去教堂,看着大人小孩做迷撒后,集聚一小山坡上,将鸡蛋往下滚,大家都在比看谁的滚得最远,而且还不破。老牧师告诉我,这是个很老的传统,一种说法是把去年的霉运滚掉,为今年祈福。看着一大群人在微风暖阳下欢乐地滚蛋,思乡之情倍增。而对国内越来越淡的节味倍感惆怅。


An excursion to Duddingston, an escape into Never Land
 
Today is day of resurrection day of Easter. With two girl friends, XJ, XY, I feasted my eyes on the beauty of a lonely dell in the south of Edinburgh- Duddingston in such an early spring day.
 
Walking from Nicolson street past Pollock hall, we found ourselves on a road beside the hills. The nameless small yellow flowers are noisily blooming all the way on the hills. The morning sun shined on us and a dog who was so old that he toddled behind his mistress gasping while walking. We strolled along and along for half an hour and reached the Duddingston kirk.
 
It is a small and very old kirk built in 12 century, standing beside the loch Duddingston, sleeping on the lap of the hills. Seen from afar, several grey solemn fountain buildings with sharp spirals on four corners are accompanied by the surrounding grey trees. A wall winded its way over the lake, which is rippling by the caressing breeze reflecting the light and shadow alternatively. Several snow swans soared over it and others roamed around. All around is serene, even more with a few warbles of birds, several joyful barks echoing in the crispy morning air.

After we crossed the low gate of it, the first sight is a host of erecting gravestones engraved with names and years crowding together. The living and the dead all through the history, meet here in this way. But they stand conspicuously and silently while crowd of living now were exchanging greetings joyfully. I followed the people and entered into the door of the hall of the church and took a seat facing the pulpit. After a while, near all the seats were occupied. To my surprise, the majority of audience is old people and children, which composed a very harmonious atmosphere. Wrinkled faces were joined by rosy cheeks, shriveled hands held by blooming tender feet. Some children dressed in lovely clothes sat under the bench of the pulpit.

A sturdy priest in black vest mounted on the pulpit and started the pray activities. Songs were sung and a passage of resurrection was read and interpreted. Audience smiled at children’s innocent cooperation with the priest, who approached his preaching with effortless touching voice and delightful countenance. The whole room was charged with peaceful moods that permeate in my heart.

It lasted only an hour and the crowd inched out to outside grassland for seeing children rolling eggs in a slope beside the lake. Children mixed around, and threw their eggs downwards and rushed down to pick some up again. Adults watched over them, with reassuring smiles, taking photos.

We turned into a small garden beside called Dr. Neil’s garden. The grass on the earth is shining green. Lilacs are brightly yellowing their petals under the sun. Some trees unknown to me spread their branches against the vast canvas, which start to grow green newly-born leaves.
 
On out way, XY asked me: ‘what is the purpose of your life’, which she often thought in vain. I said I could not give her an answer so far. Maybe, to feel the existence of me is the end in itself, rather than a pursuit of purpose. What a wonder to see how nature arrange such a various the playful sky, the hills, the green water, blooming flower, the happy running children, the smiling old people! And moreover, I can feel it while partaking in it as a mini-one. Again, Tagore’s line sneaks in:
 
Let life be beautiful like summer flowers
 
And death like autumn leaves.

13
2011-04-20 17:01 编辑:小O老师
分享到:
关注海词微博:
发表评论:
表达一些您的想法吧!已有8条评论>>
登录,再发表评论
文明上网,理性发言!
最新评论:
您可能还感兴趣的文章:
>>精华推荐阅读
热门评论文章