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25 March 2011

the fruit, the flower, one man, one woman

Today, I am floating. Yesterday, a concert of erhu, gujin, pipa, poem, friends. Friendship is common in Chinese poetry, writing together, for another, maybe missing each other, inspiring, inspired.
I want to remember these words a friend introduced, originally in Chinese, about music, 'Some would call this music death, some life; some the fruit, some the flower.' It reminds me of James Thurber, 'And All That Remained Was One Man, One Woman, And One Flower.'
Photo: 'Feathered' by Rebecca Rose, made with aluminium and stainless steel, 
at 'Sculpture in the Country', Gladstone, New Zealand
Text: From 'The Yellow Emperor's Music Lesson' from The Zhuangzi (4th Century BCE)
and from The Last Flower by James Thurber (1894-1961) 

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