Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A History: Old Horse Knows the Way, by Dianwen

Guanzhong and Xipeng (two tacticians), followed the King of Qi on a crusade. Spring passed and winter came; they got lost on the way home with no guide available. Guanzhong suggested,"We can take advantage of the intelligence of old horses." And so they released old horses ahead of the army, and followed them as they would well go. Actually, they found the right way back.
As they marched in mountains and found no water, Xipeng said, "Ants live in the south side of a mountain in winter and in the north side in winter. There is water eight feet under ants' lair." So they dug ant liars and found water.
Despite Guanzhong and Xipeng's wisdom, they didn't regard learning from old horses and ants as shameful things to do. People nowadays, however, avoid admitting their ignorance and learning from the saint. Isn't the ignorance, then, their fault?

A History: Scrape The Bone Clear of Toxin, by Dianwen

Guanyu(famous general in Han dynasty) injured his right arm by a poison arrow in a battle. Poison permeated into his bone' soldiers urged him to return to camp for treatment, but Guanyu refused. So they went to search for good doctors as Guanyu's injury became more and more serious.
One day, came a doctor named Huatuo (earliest practitioner of surgery) who was asked to make a cure especially for Guanyu.

Huatuo said,"I'm afraid you'll get scared. Set a ring on a pillar, fasten the arm in the ring, and cover your eyes, Therefore I shall give you the operation."

Guanyu laughed and said,"It's not necessary." He gave Huatuo banquet. At the banquet, Guanyu began playing chess with others after drinking some wine, and at the same time he gave his arm to Huatuo. Huatuo cut the skin and flesh, then scraped the bone with a knife. People around were so terrified that they covered their eyes, while Guanyu lightly drank and played chess.

A full basin of blood had gathered by the end of operation. After Huatuo had sewed his arm, Guanyu came to his feet, laughed and said, "Now my arm stretches smoothly just like before. You are such a supernatural doctor, Mr.Huatuo!"
Huatuo said, "I had never saw anyone as extrodinary as you since I became a doctor. General is truly a good-man."

Just Me, Just You, by Jazmine

I'll do for other, before I ever do for myself,
but thats just me.

I'll give people second chances when they don't deserve them,
but thats just me.

Ill listen before I'll ever speak out,
but thats just me.

You have to crawl before you walk.
You have to walk before you run.
Run before you jump,
but when you jump,
jump high.

Attempt to be the best you,
because thats just you.

Liking and Wondering, by Jazmine

I really like you,
but I just can't tell people
   who you are.
But why should I care what they think?
Because I care about them!

But you make me happy; I just can't stop smiling when I'm around you, so the question is what do I do? Should I just go with what makes me happy?


Or please others. 

Move On . . . , by Jazmine

Sometimes I know, other times I just can't figure it out.
It's not that I have doubt, but if I did
       I wouldnt pout,
I'd just
    pick up
where I left off
and finish my route.

He Lied, by Jazmine

If he said he was perfect, he lied.
If he told you he wouldn't lie, he lied.
If he said you could always trust him, he lied.
If he said he would never hurt you or make a mistake, he lied.
When she woke up from her bad dream, she cried because he lied!


Fear, by Jazmine

My fear is losing you
My fear is that ill leave and you'll forget all about me.
My fear is that you'll replace me.
My fear is that wheen im gone you wont miss me.
Losing you is my fear.