Zhang Dongsheng – Conformity.to.nature
Just follow the trail of the environment, nature will give us a reward
I came back to Chishang because some family matters, and it was also the turning point in my life. I was not used to the most is the rhythm in the countryside and the loneliness when it is very quiet in the night and get up too early which is extremely different from the busy living I had in Taipei as an interior designer. Nevertheless, this is a place I grow up and work in the day time and rest in the night time, moving and stopping…gradually there is a bunch of idea about the farmland, then just do it.
Much thought, living, nature, environment in my brain and how to follow nature while farming and to actualize the living in nature, This is not the labor work but enjoy nature. The most important things are two let your family poopy if he’s trained natural rice and not to worry about it. When I was a student in the school Lao-Tze, the sacred text of Daoism and To learn from nature are my favorite which naturally matches the living here without any promising in advance. I didn’t find the method, but the method finds me. To follow the solar term, to plant depending on the suitability, the crops mature the fall arrives; everything is going smoothly with the trend.
The most unforgettable memories in my heart are the memory related to the land. I keep thinking to convey the touch to my kids although I know they will be gone for having their own experience after some time, I still hope to do my best to connect the next Generation to remember the sincerity and beauty of our own land. How you acquire is how you cultivate. Is nature applies to all creatures? I tried my best to have the children to get close to the farmland, to create interesting things, how do you tell your kids to step into the field when a pesticide is full in the land. The best giving to the next generation is to keep the good environment. No pesticide and Chemical fertilizer are allowed just assuming all the crops are eaten yourself. You cultivate certain crops when the season arrives. The plant grows where they belong and follow nature and to be friendly to nature; your life becomes meaningful.
To be able to live here you need to follow the local rhythm, to do thing slowly to learn slowly and try to find your way out, it’s tough but relaxes. You do everything in the way you wan; the cultivation of rice becomes interesting. The living here is simple, to do things in the way you like, once you are in position the thing will be actualized. In Chishang we don’t even need to look at the calendar, but Solar turns. Just see the Harvest of the rice – 2 shifts a year. When does rice grow and you know it’s about time? Your life is just like that you may not be satisfied with everything you do, but eventually, you will find a way out which is the most suitable for yourself. To be friendly with the environment here just because you want the next generation will be getting close to the piece of land and also to let the child coming from the distance with the idea going back to the hometown and take action.