Just got reminded of the writer, artist, and aesthetics scholar 蔣勳-Jiang Xun.
And immediately thought of his poem, 願-Wish:
我願是那月 為你 再一次圓滿
如果你遠行 我願是那路 準備了平坦 隨你去到遠方
當你走累了 我願是夜晚 是路旁的客棧 有乾淨的枕席 供你睡眠
雖然白髮蒼蒼 我仍願是你腳邊的爐火 與你共話回憶的老年
While I quite like this simple poem from 蔣勳-Jiang Xun and particularly appreciate some lines, but without fail this poem for me serves another purpose: to bring me back to an old old 1970s song and oh-oh-so-lovely young Taiwanese singer and actress who would make my little boy’s heart beat faster simply by holding her vinyl record in my little boy’s hands and looking at her cute photos on her album cover. Within Mum’s music record collection, 劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi’s albums were my favourite which I played all the time. I didn’t know it at that time, but she was probably my earliest sappy crush; I just knew that I adored her and listening to her sweet crystal-clear voice and light happy songs and looking at her pretty album covers made me happy…
劉藍溪 – 如果 Liu Lan-xi – If:
劉藍溪 – 如果
Awww…just hearing her sweet voice and I feel a flush rising up my cheeks and a silly big grin on my face. I remember doing this all the time, putting her record on, sitting on the floor and leaning against the glass door of the built-in records shelf of the grey and white Yamaha music hi-fi system, holding her album cover in my hands, looking at her pictures and feeling my heart go flitter and flutter…
[劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi was considered as one of the 后期瓊瑤女郎-a leading lady of latter Chiung Yao movies in the late 70s/80s, together with a couple of other scintillating leading ladies Mum absolutely loved then.
I have a series of posts on 劉藍溪-Liu Lan-xi, her songs, and on a couple of much-loved 瓊瑤-Chiung Yao movies and theme songs, and one other leading lady, written in the drafts folder. I really really should get them out somehow…