the day before yestoday is chinese valentine"s day , for lunar calendar is 7th of july .here is bery becauful legend about it.
long long time ago ,(story always from that)have one boy ,his Parents died early and he life together with his old brother and sisiter-inlaw,but they don"t like hime. they get hime out of home,give him nothing except a old cow.so the people call this boy "niulang".niu means "cow"and" Lang "like "boy".
this is magical cow ,because he from heaven.so the cow is very wisdom ,have one day he open his mouth and tell niulang:some day of some month you can go somewhere,and you will see there have very big swimming pool, if you waiting for moment will have seven becauful girl come for swimming,they all waeveing girl from heaven,and the younyest one is most becautful,anf if you hide her cloth keep her in the earth,she will become your wife.
niulang follow what he said ,rally see seven becauful girl,and afte they swimming they fly and go back to the heaven,but th younyesr one lefe here because she cannot find her becauful choth.
when niulang give her cloth.they meet each other ,then they fall in love.
They married, and had two children, the wife weaving, because she weaving very good so she names is zhinv."zhi "is weaving,and niulang to be farm, they have very happy family.(and by the way ,this is chinese Happiness in dream )
the queen of heaven mame is wanghu.she hearing about this is very angry,because for the law of heaven waeveing girl should work for heaven,she can not married, accordance with the unreasonable rule the god cannot marriy ,and even married with the boy
,the mortal from earth.
so she ask soldiers of heaven to get weaver back to heaven.
and niulang with two children so sad,thy crying,and this time the old cow will be dead,and he tell niulang:after he dead ,niulang can use the leather to make clothes, this way he will be fly and can fly to the heaven for find his wife.
and niulang say thanks ,with tears, use the leather to make clothes ,take two little kids ,fly to the sky for find his wife.
the wangmu saw niulang More and more close and use her hair- clash, gash,a river appeared in the middle of the niulang and zhinv . this river is the milk way of sky.
every year magpie will be fly there to bacome brige ,niulang and zhinv will be meeting on the magpie brige.one yesr one time .and the time is lunar 7th of july.
the story is old and famous,i like it and i also like the way i got this story,not from the book ,from my grandma.,at the summer nighe ,when we lie down at out side,every where is vrey quite,the star is very bright and clear,we can see the milk way and one bright star beside this,and other side have other bright star with two samll stars,and garandma point sky tell us :have you see that stars ,this is noiulang and his two little kids,and the story start----------
and by the way in the story,if you stay under grape tree at that day ,you can hear what they talk from sky.
this story is so touching,we also have a lot poem about it .one the meams is (My translation):beside the milk way have one lady weaving,and she working every day but can not finish even one cloth,because she is so sad ,her lover just opposite the river but they can not together.
the other poem mean is:if we rally love each other ,even can not live togeth they will be lover for forever.
and we also have some customs about this ,old times the girl will come out of family to compear they are skill of weaving or something like that.
amd now ,at last thursday ,i heard about at shanghai we have some party for single(for example like me).
today one more time to think about i think at now ,the house,the car ,the money,the job,or other just like new milk way between us and happyness.