La critique est aisée et l’art est difficile.
Labour d＇été vaut fumier.
Those who were working hard to harvest in autumn had already harvested true happiness during the process.
01. Vincit qui se vincit.
(Conquer yourself first if you want to conquer the world.)
02. Exitus acta probat.
(The result validates the deeds.)
03. Faber est quisque fortunae suae.
(You are creating your life now. Better not screw it.)
04. Durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis.
(Carry on and welcome the good times ahead with a better you.)
05. Nemo me impune lacessit.
(I enjoy doing the good things itself.)
06. Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum.
(Don’t be blinded by the shining from false gold.)
07. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
(Who will watch the watchers themselves?)
08. Veritas vos liberabit.
(Everyone is born free.)
09. Non est vivere sed valere vita est.
(Have a beautiful life! )
10. Memento mori.
(Remember that you will die.)
“Let It Go” — Frozen
by Константи́н Дми́триевич Бальмо́нт (Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont )
I entered this world to see the sun
And the blue horizon.
I entered this world to see the sun
And the towering mountains.
I entered this world to see the ocean
And the bright array of vales.
I encompassed worlds in a single glance
I am master of all I survey.
I triumphed over cold oblivion
To create my dream.
In each moment I stream with revelation,
And I always sing.
My dream was born through suffering,
But I am loved for that.
Who can rival the strength of my song?
No one, no one.
I entered this world to see the sun.
And if the day should dim,
I will sing…I will sing of the sun
Until my dying hour!
To understand the Author’s purpose: Why did he/she want to write this article? It’s sure that (s)he had some urges to express his/her ideas at the moment, then (s)he wrote those points down, trying to let others know about them, and (s)he thought that there might be another person that could have the resonance. Or, it might just be a release, which could make him/her feel better. Here comes another voice, that the author might just want to record the precious moments in life, which cannot be copied or reproduced forever. Whatever, we wrote, because we thought about something, and we cared.
Settings: To truly understand the setting of a literature is not a simple and easy “task”. It requires accumulation and life experience. I used to feel kinda dysphoric before I had to start reading some serious literature works. Why? Partly because I knew that I had to enter the author’s world to feel his/her feelings, which were unknown and risky. A literature is another person’s comprehensive emotions. To understand the whole work, requires you to understand the environment and atmosphere, not just the plot, grammar, syntax, or rhetoric. Holy! In another word, it requires high EQ to study a literature well and maintain yourself sync. Eclectics as a necessity? Maybe.
Of course, if the character, especially the protagonist, was so easily influenced by the settings described, that might be meaning that (s)he was not a round one. A round character is someone who can find itself in whatever environment, in which way (s)he had the spirit to take on the soul of the story.
The character(s) made actions, caused reactions, etc. They formed the plot. The author took a point of view. In another word, (s)he told the story from one of the character’s angle. Or, great, the author is an omniscience, a nice word to tell the importance of science — objective and versatile.
Style. You don’t write for forming a style, right? So, it’s a completely readers’ issue. Not everyone likes to be labeled, including the departed ones. Also nobody could deny that this is a good tool to sort things out. Who can blame it?
Irony/Satire? To be frank, this is not a positive energetic thing. But it really makes people laugh and knocks impressions into the reader’s head. I think it’s already something related to social science. Let’s think it later.
Symbol. A great device to tell everything in another thing’s mask and make it aesthetic.
Great, finally we come to the theme of the literature. Without a theme, the piece of work could just be… a blog! lol…
01. Einstellungen (sing.: Einstellung)— Settings
02. Posteingang— Inbox
03. Postausgang— Outbox
04. Entwürfe (sing.: Entwurf)— Drafts
05. Papierkorb— trash can
06. Papierkorb leeren: Soll der Papierkorb wirklich geleert werden?— empty trash: Should the trash can really be emptied?
07. Ordner verwalten— Manage Folder
08. Betreff— subject
09. Empfänger— receiver
10. Datum— date
11. Größe— size
12. Absender— sender
13. Antwort verfassen— Write a reply.
14. Antwort an Absender und alle Empfänger verfassen.— Write a reply to the sender and all receivers.
15. Nachricht weiterleiten— Forward the message.
16. Nachricht in den Papierkorb verschieben.— Move the message to the trash can.
<to be continued.>