15 February 2012

伯爵茶奇遇


2008年在巴黎喝過這Russian Earl Grey後,回港在各大超市均找不著,然後在多倫多布吉布里斯班巴塞羅拿都找過,遍尋不獲。

想不到,昨晚看完"Midnight in Paris"後,今晚竟在住所樓下的超市與它重遇!我們是在做夢,還是不知怎地回到了2008年的巴黎

貨架上只剩三盒茶包,我和老公一口氣全買下,唯恐今天與君一別,不知再會何期!

回家立刻泡一杯茶喝,巴黎的獨特氣味和回憶,霎時湧現,暖暖地包圍我倆。

13 February 2012

The Greatest Song of All

Whitney Houston的歌,是我在學生年代參加歌唱比賽常選的歌,因為有難度夠討好,而我亦因此接觸到“The Greatest Love of All”。多年來,久不久總會重溫這首歌,發現在不同成長階段,歌詞觸動我的地方都有所不同……

大學時期至畢業之初,這一段不斷給我力量去堅持所選的窄路:
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow
If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity

當我曾在戲劇教育路上感孤單時,以下幾句鼓勵著我:
Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be, and so I learned to depend on me

然後,在學生年代對第一段歌詞從來沒有太大感覺的我,現成為教育工作者後有了不一樣的體會:
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

今天,在偶爾感到迷失、軟弱的時候,我會記得以下幾句:
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

And if by chance that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

一首伴著我成長的歌;我的greatest song of all。

謝謝Whitney Houston。願她安息。