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Mother Nature

刊登日期: 2018.05.11
作者: Grace Tse  

Mother Nature

 

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Hong Kong. Have you got any ideas for celebrating this special day with your mum? As we all know, the basic meaning of the word “mother” is the woman who gave birth to a child. In many cultures, this form of address is used to describe a quality that protects or nurtures something. Back in ancient times, the meaning of this term was extended to become a personification of nature. 

Such a spectacular waterfall was created by Mother Nature herself. 

Nature is personified as a woman who is the source of all the animals and plants in the world, and who cares for them while they are growing. Like our mother, nature gives us life, and provides us with food, water, and air. 

The expression “Mother Nature”(大自然母親;大自然)can be traced to a goddess, Gaia, in Greek mythology. Gaia(also spelled Gaea)is the great mother of all creation, such as the sky, the sea and the mountains. 

The character of Mother Nature(also called “Mother Earth”)often appears in animation films and literature. Charles Ghigna, an American children’s author with Father Goose as his penname, wrote the following funny poem called “What Will Mother Nature Wear?” 

What will Mother Nature wear? 

She always keeps us guessing. 

With each new season of the year, 

She likes to change her dressing. 

What will Mother Nature wear? 

Green? Or gold? Or white? 

She often likes to change her clothes – 

Sometimes overnight! 

On today’s Mother’s Day, let us appreciate the beauty and love of Mother Nature together !  


Glossary

 

Form of address 

稱呼

Nurtures 

養育

Personification 

擬人法

Source 

根源

Mythology 

神話

Creation 

天地萬物

Animation films 

動畫電影

Appreciate 

欣賞

 

 

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