Thursday, July 28, 2011
It is really fabulous here,including buildings and people.Polite and considerate I think are the most suitable words to describe American people.Grand and glorious I think are the most suitable words for the buildings here,including the two temples,Lincoln Memorial and Thomas Jefferson Memorial.They show me how Americans respect their presidents,who make great contributions to America's development.
Then it comes to theLincoln Memorial did.
I think water,especially still water,is used to show Americans' feelings.Still,or silent,keep me thinking of myself,and something, something I can figure out exactly. But I love the atmosphere during the walk.
Another such a great place,and such a great day~~~~~
The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), who led the country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis the American Civil War preserving the Union while ending slavery and promoting economic and financial modernization.
In his House Divided Speech ,he said that,
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
The Gettysburg Address is a speech by him and is one of the best—known speeches in United States history.In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, ensure that democracy would remain a viable form of government, and would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. ……
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
By the way,the Lincoln Memorial was shown on the reverse of the United States one cent coin, which bears Lincoln's portrait bust on the front.
The memorial also appears on the back of the U.S. five dollar bill, the front of which bears Lincoln's portrait.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Today we left OSU for Washington DC, and I really felt a sense of sorrow when I came to realize that I should leave. But I will never forget my friends here. Neither will I forget the lovely campus. Each of our friends in OSU has not only provided us with considerate care but also inculcates us with many valuable life principles. Trying to think about others’ feelings, trying to be punctual so that other group members’ time can be respected and fully utilized, trying to experience the cultural ambient in order to have a more profound understanding of American culture……All of these principles will accompany us for a long time and act as a beacon of our life. Thank you, my friends in OSU, all the best wishes for you forever.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
And here are some interesting photos in the farewell party.
Here's the campus of OSU, amzingly beautiful~~
Even the clouds here are more than decorations.Seems to be different choices to us, I love these paths~~
Maybe we should say goodbye at the dawn of columbus...
Missing everything here~~
Well,in one word, when it's time to leave,I feel that time goes by so quick.I enjoy my stay here,and I love this place.Maybe I can make a goal that one day I will come back as a student in OSU.
Thanks to all of my teachers here,let's keep in contact in the future life!
I remember the day when we first arrived, the color of the buildings in the university made me think of
FuDan university in Shanghai which is quite well-known. Seeing the color, I felt calm.
Two weeks have passed now, I did enjoy the beautiful campus. It is a quiet place for young adults to search
for the truth of nature and human kind. But what surprised me most is the museum here in the university.
Before I came to US, I had imaged how nice the facilities will be, so all the beautiful facilities here
didn't shock me but the art museum. I donn't know how many students like the art museum in the Ohio State University.
But it doesn't matter, the catch is it is a reminder to all the students that essence of life in master's eyes. It's enough.
From the trip, I do see a better platform to develop the potential of students.
In the dance class, we all become dancers.
Sway, turn round and round......
Though our dance movement may not standard, even looks a little funny, we all enjoy and relax ourselves, to some extent, we have touched a new area with our body.
Dance, used as a form of expression and presented in a spiritual setting.The movements of dancer express what we see, feel, hear, touch, smell and taste in a beautiful dance.What really struck me is two young men dance on the stilts (actually I don't know how to describe the tools in accurate phrase.) They rotate toward the same direction at the same speed in their intersected world; they light up the sparkle of life, dance the melody of life, and create a eternal world hand in hand.A phrase comes into my mind-"dance with shackle". The dance is a story, a story of life, a story about struggling for the fate.
"Body holds stories" , a dancer says to us. I like this expression. I love dancing, though I may just simply purse the sensory meet . I love dancing, though using body language is not my forte. I love it, just because I can find myself in it.
Body holds not only stories, but also life.