After one year living and studying together, we are leaving Colmar soon. Everyone, yes, everyone was very nice, warm, tolerant accomodating and humorous. I can say I learnt alot from them. The profs here are like...our mothers...haha. (My mom in Msia, don't be jealous as no one will ever replace you :) ) Well, as I was walking back home, a poem came to my mind...a very famous chinese poem usually read during Mid Autumn's day...well, although 中秋 still have like one month to go, I guess it doesn't matter that much:
"Thinking of You"
When will the moon be clear and bright?
With a cup of wine in my hand, I ask the blue sky.
I don't know what season it would be in the heavens on this night.
I'd like to ride the wind to fly home.
Yet I fear the crystal and jade mansions are much too high and cold for me.
Dancing with my moon-lit shadow
It does not seem like the human world
The moon rounds the red mansion Stoops to silk-pad doors
Shines upon the sleepless Bearing no grudge
Why does the moon tend to be full when people are apart?
People may have sorrow or joy, be near or far apart
The moon may be dim or bright, wax or wane
This has been going on since the beginning of time
May we all be blessed with longevity Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.
- Poem written during the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival of
1076 by Su Tung Po (Translated by Shun-Yi Lee in 1998)