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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Today is New Year’s eve for Chinese New Year (a pig year). I phoned my mother in China. After leaving China for almost 10 years, this is the first time I felt lonely. For all the past, I was so attracted by my new life and my freedom. I was curious on many things. Now I feel the older generation is getting old and more responsibilities are on my shoulder. But I am still very far away and cannot go home in this season. A little bit sad.

Here is the lyric of a song written by Ray Conniff. He was inspired by the Lara’s theme (composed by Maurice Jarre) in the movie Dr. Zhivago (1965, directed by David Lean). I watched this movie in the summer of 1988, when the political atmosphere was loose in China. I was moved by this movie and read the novel later. It is interesting that all the books are actually available in China, just what you choose to believe.

Devote this to my family and my beloved friends.

Somewhere, my love

Somewhere, my love,
There will be songs to sing
Although the snow
Covers the hope of spring.

Somewhere a hill
Blossoms in green and gold
And there are dreams
All that your heart can hold.

Someday we'll meet again, my love.
Someday whenever the spring breaks through.

You'll come to me
Out of the long ago,
Warm as the wind,
Soft as the kiss of snow.

Till then, my sweet,
Think of me now and then.
God, speed my love
'Til you are mine again.


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