The Butterfly Lovers or simply Liang Zhu is a Chinese legend about the tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (梁山伯與祝英台), Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet.
Some plantes attract more or different kind of bugs. They visit me all the time, a wasp (or bee) or two too.
The legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai is a beautiful, doleful, and moving love story. The story is set in the Eastern Jin Dynasty: 265–420.
The legend begins with a beautiful, intelligent young woman named Zhu Yingtai from Shangyu, Zhejiang, who is the ninth child and the only daughter of the wealthy noble Zhu family. After much effort, she convinced her father to let her disguise herself as a young man traveling to Hangzhou to study. During her journey, she encountered Liang Shanbo, a scholar from Kuaiji (會稽, Kuàijī, now known as Shaoxing), in the same province. They felt like old friends at the first meeting. Therefore, they gathered some soil as incense and took vows of brotherhood in the pavilion of a thatched bridge.
For the three years in school, they shared the same room where there was only one bed and two quilts. Yingtai slowly fell in love with Shanbo. Although being every bit Yingtai’s equal in studies, Shanbo was a bookworm and did not see any traces of female characteristics in Yingtai.
Time flew by quickly. Three years passed, and one day Yingtai received a letter from her father asking her to return home as quickly as possible. Yingtai had no alternative but to pack her belongings immediately and bid farewell. In Yingtai’s heart, she had decided that even if heaven and earth died, her love for Liang Shanbo would never change, and she wanted to be with him for all eternity. Hence, before her departure, Yingtai revealed her true identity to her headmaster’s wife and requested the headmaster’s wife to hand her jade pendant as a betrothal gift to Shanbo.
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Keep in mind my camera is really a run of mill thing, very slow, Casio Exilim EX-Z60. 影相佬 Lou said the new model (point and shot class) is the fastest on the market. Hmmmmm … new toy?
The lovers … seeing a grown man cry is jarring. Heart breaking both in ways that man normally doesn’t shed tears easily and two it’s for love. Can he honestly fall back in love with his wife? Good thing that Mark Sanford didn’t make his wife Jenny stood by him while he confessed and cried.