~ Chinese Readings ~
Below are sample Chinese readings, with translations.
Fairy of the Magpie Bridge
Qin Guan of in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Yonder clouds weaving together
Amidst the flaming stars
Drifting along the heavenlies
Bringing two Lovers from afar
The Lovers’ rendezvous tonight
Adorned the autumn sky
No joy on earth e’en a hundred thousand times
May compare to the Lovers’ meeting eyes
Precious and tender, the Lovers’ love
‘twas like a beautiful beautiful dream
Yet gazing mournfully at the magpie bridge
That will set them apart again
But Eternal Lovers if they were so
Will time apart they not endure?
“The Art of Marriage”
By Wilfred Arlan Peterson
“In love and marriage, the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you.” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the entire family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other but cultivating patience, understanding . . . a sense of humor . . .
and the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is providing each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for things of the Spirit.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independent is equal, dependence is mutual, and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner,
it is being the right partner.”
Wilfred Arlan Peterson
不是在寻求彼此的完美，而是培养耐心，理解。 。 。幽默感 。 。 。和原谅和忘记的能力。