1 dish 1 day No.2 一日一食
童言童趣 1, 2
My daughter visited the Royal Palace in Amsterdam at the age of one and a half. She pointed to the splendid mural of the golden ceiling: “The angels forgot to wear their jackets.”
女儿三岁时听音乐有感而发：“妈妈，这是谁写的？” “巴赫。” “他在哪？” “他已经不在了，去世了。” “这是谁写的？” “莫扎特。” “他也去世了吗？” “是。” “这是谁写的？” “肖邦。” “他去世了吗？” “是。” “这个我最喜欢了，不管他是谁，我确定他也去世了。”
My daughter listened to music when she was three years old: “Mama, who wrote this?” “Bach.” “Where is he?” “He is no longer here. He is died.” “Who wrote this?” “Mozart.” ” Did he die too?” ” Yes.” “Who wrote this?” “Chopin.” “Did he die?” “Yes.” “I like this most. No matter who he is, I’m sure he also died.”
1 dish 1 day No.1 一日一食
People ’s social habits have been forced to change in the past six weeks. Friends and families in the Netherlands met, kissed each other’s cheeks three times. Hugging was the norm, of course. Suddenly requiring everyone to keep a distance makes the Dutch very unaccustomed. Because everyone can’t do the usual habits, they realize the importance of the distance between people. Let’s take another angle to see if the distance can be optimistic. Sometimes when we observe things, we will discover new beauty through the distance. We often realize what is most important after increasing the distance.
The light of sunset is soft and does not hurt people. Without traffic in the sky. And without excessive use by humans. How clear the sky is! Our mood has become better and calmer.
Photographer, Chef, Piano, Film all by XiaoJia Xu 摄影，厨师，钢琴演奏，影片拍摄剪辑由 XiaoJia Xu 完成。
The first attempt. Although a bit slow at the beginning, but it is always good to have results. 第一次尝试。 虽然开始创作时有点慢，但是能取得结果总是好的。
Last week I made six chocolate brownie cakes. Four of them were sent to my neighbors on both sides of the street. A new neighbor just moved in for a year. A few days ago, they got a new born baby. But, of course no party. One old couple live next door. I can ask their help at any time. An old couple live in the other side of the street. They have no children. They work in different churches. Such wise and warm people. The neighbor on the opposite side is a big family. They invited me to spend the last Christmas with them together. My daughter saw me how to make a surprise to our lovely neighbors. She asked me if she can send her surprise to her best friends too. So I have to make two more cakes. During the isolation, we made some surprises for the neighbors. In addition to the virus that scared everyone, there are many sweet molecules in the air. Eat few more bites of chocolate and have more happiness. A few days later, there was a small surprise in front of my door. A bouquet of spring color from the old couple. The Corona isolation kept the distance between people’s bodies, but on the contrary shortened the distance between people’s hearts.
Because of her mother’s academic research, four years old April came to the Netherlands with her parents last year. By chance, she found me to learn piano. After 10 months knowing each other they will return to Xi’an this Saturday. I made a dinner for them last Sunday. That evening she said many times that she didn’t want to leave me. In fact, she has mentioned it many times in the past two months. I promised her to see her when I am in China, and she can see me when she comes to the Netherlands. When it was time to say goodbye, she stopped talking and couldn’t help crying. I hugged her and said, “We will meet soon, you will make me cry.” I really cried. She resisted wiping her tears silently until my front door opened. She was crying loudly against the storm in the “darkness” (she described).
I closed the door, returned to the kitchen and started to cry. So innocent, I really want to stay at five. Perhaps the child felt the pure land in my heart and spread her love with open arms without reservation. This expression of love should be the highest compliment!
Open the refrigerator and saw the meat bread that April’s parents made for me. Tomorrow I will eat them, delicious! The beauty of life comes and goes. We will continue to harvest in real life.