Posted by: QQmei | March 5, 2013

Hello from Michele Brody to children

Hello from Michele Brody

Hello everyone from New York City!
哈囉,大家好! 這是來自紐約的問候!

I live in New York City, the largest city in the United States.  When I come to Cheng Long I am looking forward to working with the community to create a tea house out of bamboo on top of a mound of recycled oyster shells. It is in this tea house that the community will be invited to sit and think about the environment while we share a tea.
我住在美國最大的城市—紐約。我非常期待到成龍濕地的時候,可以跟社區居民一同創造一間茶坊,這間茶坊會用竹子搭建在回收的牡蠣殼堆上面。就在這間茶坊裡,歡迎社區居民進來坐坐,我們一起喝杯茶,思考一下有關環境的事。

They say that back in the old days when my country was very young, New York CityHarbor used to contain half of the world’s oysters.  But the oysters were too popular to eat, and early New Yorkers did not take care of the river or the oyster beds and very quickly the oysters died out.  And it is because of this loss of the great oyster beds around the city that people living close to the water were flooded during a recent hurricane called Sandy. I wish to create a great mound of recycled oyster shells in Cheng Long and in New York City to remind people that we need to take care of our environment for the future, otherwise bad things will happen.
有人說很久以前,當我的國家還很年輕的時候,紐約港曾經擁有全世界一半的牡蠣。然而因為大家太喜愛吃牡蠣了,並且以前的紐約人沒有好好地保護河流或是牡蠣場,很快地牡蠣在這裡都絕跡了。也因為城市周邊喪失了這個大型牡蠣場,在這次桑迪颶風來襲時,住在靠近水邊的居民就遭到洪水侵襲或淹沒了。我希望在成龍用回收的牡蠣殼創造一個很大的蚵堆,同時也要提醒紐約的人在未來我們需要好好地保護我們的環境,否則悲劇就要發生了。

To be honest I do not like eating oysters, but I love clams.  Especially large steamers that you can find in the north eastern part of the U.S..  I look forward to sharing a meal and a tea with all of you at my Water Table installation in Cheng Long very soon.
說真的,我並不喜歡吃牡蠣,但是我喜歡吃蛤蜊。我尤其喜歡美國東北部的大蛤蜊(軟殼蛤)。非常期待能趕快在成龍和你們大家在我的水餐桌裝置裡,一起吃頓飯,喝杯茶。

Best,
最誠摯的祝福

Michele


Responses

  1. Michele: you are going to love Cheng Long!

  2. Clam Shell Castle is waiting for you. We are children from Cheng Long.
    Isabelle is right, you are going to love Cheng Long!


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