Originally posted by easywind at 2007-3-21 04:48 AM
A question: What is Zion? Since you have mentioned many times in the context, Is there meaning behind ?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zion is a term that most often designates the Land of Israel and its capital Jerusalem. The word is found in texts dating back almost three millennia. It originally referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which stood a Jebusite fortress of the same name that was conquered by David and was named the City of David.
Zion came to designate the area of Jerusalem where the fortress stood, and later became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and the entire Promised Land to come, in which, according to the Hebrew Bible, God dwells among his chosen people.
The word "Zion" has a very strong connection with Israel and Jewism. Unless Han Tian has a personal reason to make this connection, I think "heaven" would be a better choice for "tiantang", the transquil resting place of her mother.
i am a sentive man,i will graduate in the coming july,my mama have made so many sacrifices for my elder sister and me,i want to go back hometown towork,but i haven't for many reasons,i think the oly thing keeps me moving ahead is my parents,i love my mama very much,maybe i will go back hometown to have a job one day~~
thank u very much for ur article,and best wishes for your family,and wish ur father be happy everyday~~thank u again~~