Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom.
He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically,
but almost with pleasure.

Aldous Huxley


Monday, October 20, 2008

Chinese Funeral Ceremony

Yesterday I found this small video that I had taken during my bicycle trip in Shanxi province, China. So I put it here because I think the music is very cool, even though it was a very sad moment for others. It's also interesting to see the different habits for funeral ceremony.
For example the previous night night fireworks had been blowing up everywhere in the town, right in the middle of the streets... So I first thought that it was for a party of something the like, but no. It was the friend and brothers of the former who were making noise so everyone would be aware of what had happened. Yet it seems that people take death differently in the Chinese countryside, since poor working condition (specially with coal handling) make it happen quite more often that what we are used to.

2 comments:

SillySabrina said...

They're all as mad as very crispy fortune cookies.

Nyn said...

arh arh voici mon blllog...

http://espace-mirobolant.blogspot.com/

Mais il est encore tout vide il va falloir que je le remplisse durant mon voyage fou, assurément !

Bisouus

Sandra