Pureness【純粹】

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[Pureness]

By: GAO Luyan (Chan Sui Kau Hall)

Image: http://www.smithsonianmag.com

White can be seen almost anywhere in our life, the desk and chair, the wall and roof, the clothes and shoes, etc. It is considered to be the simplest colour in the world because it is pure and basic. When white is added into other colours, their original colours will be weaker but still remain unchanged. At the same time, white is the most complex colour. When the three basic colour of light—red, green and blue are combined together, we will get white. It seems that white includes nothing but actually it includes everything, which makes the colour even more mysterious.

People of different nationalities may interpret the colour white in various ways. For example, in the western culture, white is holy and thus commonly used in church and ceremonies like weddings. However, in the east such as traditional Chinese culture, white is pale and faint and it is often related to death. Most of the time white is not merely a colour, but also an expression of emotions—optimistic or pessimistic. It may be a symbol of oneself—hope or despair.

When we were born, our life is like a piece of white paper. Later when we grow up, we are actually adding more colour to the white paper. Just like every other colour will leave its trace on the white paper, everything we go through and everyone we meet help to make our life more colourful. The experiences are the things to appreciate, they make us what we are.

【純粹】

文:高路延(陳瑞球堂)

圖:www.smithsonianmag.com

白色在我們的生活中處處可見,白色的桌椅,白色的墻壁和屋頂,白色的衣服和鞋子……因它的純粹和基本,有時白色被認為是世界上最簡單的顏色。當白色被混入其他顏色時,那些原來的顏色會變淡但是色調不會發生改變。但是同時白色又被認為是世界上最複雜的顏色。當光的三原色-紅色,綠色,藍色混合在一起時,我們便得到了白色。白色看起來與任何其他顏色無關,但實際上它融合了一切事物,這似乎有些矛盾的屬性,讓這種顏色更加神秘。

不同國家的人對白色有各種各樣的闡釋。在西方的觀念中,白色是聖潔的顏色,因此被廣泛應用在教堂和一些典禮中,比如婚禮。然而在東方如傳統的中國文化中,白色是暗淡而無力的,於是它常常和死亡聯係在一起。很多時候白色已經不僅僅是一種顏色,它是情感的外在體現-樂觀或是悲觀,它也可能是一個人對自我認知的標誌-希望抑或絕望。

當我們剛剛來到這個世界上的時候,我們的生命還是一張白紙。隨著我們慢慢長大,我們在不停地用更多色彩去填補白紙的空缺,去描繪自己的生活。就像所有顏色會在白紙上留下自己的痕跡一樣,所有我們經歷的事情或是邂逅的人都讓我們的生命變得多姿多彩。我們應該感激這些經歷和邂逅,正是它們造就了我們的今日和今日的我們。

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