In the pond, I see blue heron again. But different from yesterday’s standing in the stillness, this time he/she is moving in the shallow water. He/she walks by a black rotten wood, slowly and gently, along the far side of the pond, to the shoreline.
With my eyes focusing on the bird, I move my feet carefully, avoiding making any noises. In a second, I think my existence may make her/him feel insecure, or being bothered since this bird’s solitary feature. I start blaming myself, thinking I should leave. But I am so deep in it , I can’t control my attempt of observing him/her. It may be recognized as an addiction, but comparing with so many other addictions, it is not a bad one. In the following a couple of minutes, I have been striving to be out of his/her sight. But when I am moving another two steps closer to her/him, he/she finds me and flies away like a flying dinosaur.
昨天吃饭时问儿子一个问题：如果你的朋友或同学告诉你他/她花了几个小时去某地做了一件他/她喜欢做的事，而你觉得那件事是无意义的，你会怎么应答他/她。 我会说“HUM，或者NICE." 我听了很高兴，说：这就对了，用NICE 更好。”
”但我更愿意HUM（嗯）， 因为NICE 要张嘴，HUM不用张嘴。“他的回答引得我哈哈大笑。