This girl died a true hero. Also, there is a petition to award her the Medal of Freedom. I ask everyone to sign it and make sure this amazing girl forever gets the recognition she deserves for her selfless act.
Hunan is a hinterland of rolling hills, rivers, lakes and marshes. Apart from the common image of rice patties forming the bulk of an Asian diet, other common aquatic plant crops are farmed farmed in the well irrigated central regions such as water chestnuts, watercress and sacred lotuses not only for their flowers but also for their roots and seeds. A field will also commonly have carp and other freshwater fishes, as well as lampreys, frogs and soft shelled turtles that other fauna that co-exist in these environments that are farmed simultaneously with the crops and brought to market.
I think in an urban western society, often there is a disconnect between our food and how it’s farmed, harvested and processed and makes food lack gravity. A supermarket might be more efficient and convenient, but it lacks the bustle of going to a market where after choosing your grass carp, the farmer will also as part of the service put it down, gut it and scale it in a few practised motions with a heavy cleaver. It is an interesting reminder that the food on your table had possibly gotten there through the hard work of a fisherman, a net and a small diesel motorboat.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.