And It was All…Yellow 【這是金黃色的美好體驗】

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[And It was All…Yellow]

By: Bhavya CHAUHAN (Hall 10)
Image: wallpaper-kid.com

The first touch of sunlight on a cold, foggy morning. Emerging petals on a budding sunflower. Nascence. The dim twinkling on a sea lit up with surrounding lights. The faint flickering of a bulb, struggling to light up. And then? Hope. Streaks of blonde in hair: every hair, short hair, long, silky hair. Fields of mustard swaying, dancing in the wind. The smell? Home.

My grandmother’s favourite salwarkameez, embroidered with sequins, each a reflection of the days gone by. A wrinkled, albeit reassuring hand caressing my hair. Bowing my head in prayer, and when it rises? Faith. All that glitters: gold, shades guarding what’s within, a silver bangle touched by the sun. Is it real? Façade.

An infant’s curled finger. The last ladoo, adorned with a strand of cardamom. Blocks on my schedule. Honey in my tea. Stars embellished in an ebony sky. Familiar faces amidst a sea of people. Arrival announcements at an airport. Smiles of old friends. That forlorn favourite re-emerging on the radio. Rubber ducklings, swimming. Swimming amongst memories of childhood. Isn’t it all?

The lemon drop on your tongue. Calls to taxis from passengers waiting to be driven away. A sphere in the white of the egg. Whole now, isn’t it? Completion. The finish. That ray of light from the end of the tunnel. Forgiveness? Satisfaction. Enlightenment? Power.

And it was all…yellow.

【這是金黃色的美好體驗】

文:Bhavya CHAUHAN(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)
譯:劉陽河(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂)
圖:wallpaper-kid.com

那是在寒風凜冽而霧氣籠罩的冬日清晨,觸碰到的第一束溫暖陽光;那是在含苞欲放的向日葵上,猶抱琵琶半遮面的花瓣;那是新生。海岸的光芒,在海面上投影下一篇片蕩漾著的燈火闌珊;那微弱閃爍的燈泡,在掙扎著將自己點燃;然後是什麽?希望。髮絲中的幾縷金黃:短髮,長髮,絲綢般的秀髮。深黃色搖曳的田野,在風中舞蹈。那是什麽味道呢?家的味道。

「紗麗克米茲」是我祖母最喜歡的印度服飾,繡著閃光的金色亮片,每一片都象徵著一個逝去的往昔。祖母的手佈滿皺紋,卻又給予我無與倫比的安全舒適,那雙手輕撫著我的頭髮,讓我垂首禱告。何時再將頭抬起呢,這關乎信仰。世間的一切璀璨閃耀:金子,陰影包圍這的中間,陽光照耀下的銀色的手鐲。這一切都是真實的么?也許只是表面。

嬰兒蜷曲的小手指;最後佐以一串小豆蔻的拉杜甜點;日程表上的空白,下午茶中的蜂蜜;綴滿墨色天幕的星星;人海中熟悉的面孔;機場中聽到抵達的消息;老友的笑容;收音機上消失已久的舊愛重回;橡皮鴨子,水中游泳——在童年的回憶中暢遊。這已經是全部了麼?

滴落在你舌尖的檸檬味道;等待中的乘客打給的士的電話;潔淨蛋白中的金黃小球……這些大概已經是全部了。完成,結束,隧道另一端隱約可見的金黃色光纖。象徵著寬仁之心還是知足常樂,啓蒙開悟還是能量之源?

這所有的一切,都是金黃色的美好體驗。

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