"Au réveil, si douce la lumière, et si beau ce bleu vivant"
(Paul Valéry)

lundi 20 octobre 2008

Un fragment de sainteté../A fragment of holiness..

Je marchais donc dans ce parc, et en visitant le Musée des Arts Asiatiques qui s'y trouve, j'aperçois ce petit arbre fin, léger, discret...
I was walking in this park, and visiting the Museum of the Asiatic Arts which is inside, I saw this little and discreet tree...

Et voici ce que j'ai pu lire en m'approchant:
And here is what I could read:
"This tree is born from a branch of the Tree of the Bodhi, under which Buddha reached the Illumination, in Bodhgaya, India, in the VI th century before the Christ.."
(offered by the buddhic community of Sri Lanka in 2002)

Est-ce que c'est vrai?Est-ce que c'est possible?
Au final, peu importe.
Ce qui compte, c'est d'y croire;c'est de se laisser porter;c'est de se dire que cet arbre a quelque chose de magique , de merveilleux, et de se laisser porter par ce merveilleux..
J'ai caressé les feuilles et je suis partie heureuse...
Is it true? Is it possible?
It's not important.
The main thing is to believe in it; it's to think that this tree has something magic, something wonderful, and to let this wonderful carry you...
I caressed the leaves and when I went away, I was happy...

1 commentaire:

PERBS a dit…

Well, it's nice t have a part of something important to others. Our old library, now a museum, had a heritage tree that was more than 200 yers old but it was tipping over because of the large branches and roots were not too deep in the ground. They took small seedlings from it and after they removed t, planted a tree that was once a part of the original tree. I am sentimental so it means a lot to me. I am glad I have photos of the old tree tho.