Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dark Brand Bush Brown and a Dream

不知周之梦为蝴蝶与?蝴蝶之梦为周与?

Butterflies symbolize peace and love and hence they are always a legend in the Chinese literature. What did I say? Did I mention that Cerok Tokun is a form of literature as well?

I saw a butterfly fluttering high and low freely while wandering around the undergrowth this morning. My mind theater started to play a scene whereby Zhoungzi, an ancestral Chinese Philosopher, had aroused from his dream.

“Am I Zhoungzi who dreamed as a butterfly just now? Am I a butterfly that is dreaming as Zhoungzi in its dream right now?

I am a hiker and a fake philosopher. A slight twist and turn between the lines easily confuses me. And I know the world is real, the butterfly that I had met is for sure a butterfly and not more than a butterfly, and I am still Rainfield the hiker who spend his weekend sweating at Cerok Tokun with a DSLR in his hand.

27 comments:

Cher said...

for me, you are not a fake philosopher. you just have the Rainfiled's signature way of thinking. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hey, we have the same butterfly in Sri Lanka too.

Grass said...

I'm confused on whether you're english or chinese educated, your commands of both languages are great......:-)

Nice literature, philosophy, photography, nature hiking and blogging, all in one.:D

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Lucky you get to see different species of butterflies. We have only the unwelcome white cabbage butterfly in our place.

Ann said...

what about Liang San Bo and Chu Yin Tai. they became butterflies.

Icy BC said...

Oh the wing is beautifully designed! What a gorgeous capture, rainfield..

Bengbeng said...

you are Rainfield but u r not a fake philosopher. u r a real philosopher :)

George said...

You may be a hiker, but you definitely are not a fake philosopher. I've enjoyed your philosophy as much as I've enjoyed your photographs.

A Peculiar Person said...

Love your blog!

I would love to get your comments and perspective on some of my recent entries. Feel free to stop by when you have a little time!

alonganarrowway.blogspot.com

God bless!

SuE said...

your a marvellous photographer! and your command over the language is just too good!

silent moments said...

Butterflies are food for thought and nutrition to eyes.... :)

rainfield61 said...

Cher:
I do not know whether the Rainfiled's signature way of thinking does reflect how gaga I am.

Kirigalpoththa:
We are one family.

Grass:
It does not matter as long as we enjoy through the journey.

Malay-Kadazan girl:
Nature is for sharing. It belongs to all of us.

Ann:
I think it will come soon, or can you help?

Icy BC:
Thank you.

Bengbeng:
You have given a big hat, Bengbeng.

George:
I am glad you like and enjoy all these. Thank you.

A Peculiar Person:
I have visited your blog, you never look like a peculiar person.

SuE:
Thanks, but I failed to locate you in the cyberspace.

silent moments:
I'll remember this, "Butterflies are food for thought and nutrition to eyes".

Sharkbytes said...

What a pretty band of natural tones along it's edge!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I think your both- a hiker and a dreamer- but really enjoyed your musings! This lovely creature is a piece of art!
(btw)-your comment was a kick:))

fufu said...

to me you are a great philosopher :)

Frieda said...

You are no fake philosopher! And being a little bit makes life more interesting. :)
The picture is wonderful!

Mother Goose said...

You cannot fool me. You are the Indiana Jones of Cerok Tokun which means you can be an adventurer and a philosopher all in one.

Ratty said...

And maybe we are really the dream of a butterfly. And maybe that dream is the most real thing that has ever existed. What is real when the butterfly wakes up?

Mei Teng said...

The butterfly appeared to be "dozing off" the leaf.

betchai said...

i always love your way of thinking, deep but filled with light humor and deep wit, and am glad you are a hiker with a dslr in hand.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He is so beautiful and almost looks like fabric. What a grand shot, Rainfield. You are so wise and thoughtful

Cate said...

Your walks lead you into philosphical thought. I guess that is how many great thinkers began. Perhaps a book is on the way??

wiseacre said...

I see you captured a couple of nice butterflies. Not sure which I like more, the brown dreamer or the yellow dancer :)

Life Ramblings said...

Thanks for having us over and captured all these beautiful moments for us to look at.

VanillaSeven said...

I love he "eyes" on the butterfly

ruthi said...

Rainfield... you are not a fake philosopher. For me your wisdom makes sense. Your are a modern-day philosopher armed with dslr capturing life at it's best to create a tangible evidence of God's blessings.

Harumi said...

Nice wordplay to go along with a beautiful butterfly. You sound more and more like a poet, Rain. ^__^