Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Butterfly Dreaming

"Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things." - ‪Zhuangzi‬ (As translated by Lin Yutang)

Chinese music :Guo Gan - Butterfly Lovers 梁祝 (ErHu Concerto)
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