心情故事:曇花

看到曇花,
想起了愛我的爸爸。
曇花很美,
尤其當綻放之時,
她的美,讓人驚艷,卻又有著瞬間流逝之嘆……
Whenever I see night blooming cereus flowers, I think of my father, who loves me dearly. When they open, these flowers are very beautiful. But their short life gives their dazzling beauty a romanticized lament…

從小就特別喜愛曇花,
家中院子裡,爸爸栽種了好幾盆,
每當看見花苞時,心中就一直期待著開花。
常常,爸爸會算好花開的時刻,
那一天晚上,我們非等到過了凌晨,
親眼見證這美麗的景象,才肯滿足的睡去。
I have a passionate love for night blooming cereus flowers since I was a kid. I remember my father had several potted night blooming cereus flowers in the courtyard of our house. The sight of the buds used to make me look forward to the time when the plants would blossom into flowers. Usually, my father would calculate and figure out when the blossom time would come. At those special nights, we would wait until well past the midnight hour to see the blossoms’ striking beauty personally, and then fall asleep with satisfaction.

離家求學與工作後,
爸爸仍有著深夜等待花開的習慣,
聽媽說,因為爸爸要照相,給他的寶貝女兒看看。
還記得我剛到樹林教書的那一年,
我親愛的爸爸,從高雄親自搬了一盆很重很重的曇花,
坐著火車帶到樹林給我,
只因為,那是他寶貝女兒喜愛的花。
After leaving my hometown to study or to work, I was told that my father still kept the habit of waiting until midnight for the night blooming cereus flowers to open. My mom said he did so because he wanted to take photos for me, his loving daughter. I remember my devoted father brought a heavy pot of night blooming cereus flowers all the way from Kaohsiung to me by train in the year when I’d just started teaching at a school in Shulin. He did so simply because he knew those flowers are his beloved daughter’s favorite.

見到曇花,
令我感動的不是她那艷麗又淒美的生命,
而是在每一件小事上展現出父愛的爸爸!
Whenever I see a night blooming cereus flower, I am deeply moved, not by her life of dazzling yet ephemeral beauty, but by the thought of my father, who shows his unconditional love in every small thing he does!

感謝主,
祂讓我擁有愛我的父母!
即便我如此不完全,
祂還是這般恩待我。
每天,在我生活中所發生的小事上,
我都能深刻感受到祂的同在,
祂愛每一個屬祂的兒女。
在這條不易走的人生道路上,
祂必會時刻同行,永遠同在!
願上帝祝福我們每一個人!
I’d like to thank the Lord for giving me devoted parents!
Even though I am so incomplete, the Lord is still gracious to me.
I can deeply feel that he is with me in every small thing that happens to me every day.
The Lord loves everyone who belongs to him, for he will accompany and support them in this challenging world!
May God bless everyone of us!

【出處】遠東人雜誌


【光之塔】The Lighthouse
導演:紀柏舟

© 《夜夜聲哥》- 殘夢、幻夢、迷夢

1 Comment

  1. 這朵曇花好美呢!^^
    最近很想把當初拍攝爸爸送的那盆曇花開花時的照片找出來,
    因檔案放置在舊電腦中,
    系統重整加上多次重灌的緣故,
    很多數年前資料都遺失了!
    這幾天還會整理,
    若找著~再分享給你唷!
    ^__^*

    柳丁

    2011.05.06
    6:55 pm

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