学习啦【英语优美段落】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-07
京剧(Beijing Opera)是中国的国粹。作为一门古老的艺术，京剧的服装(costume)、脸谱(facial mask)更易被人喜爱。不同的服装 类型反映不同的人物身份特征。富贵者的服装缀满精美的刺绣;穷困 者的服装则简单朴素，少有装饰(elemental)。脸谱是京剧中塑造人物形象的重要手段，它是用不同的颜色在脸上勾画出来的。脸谱的颜色让人一看便知角色(portray)的善恶。比如白色代表奸诈(treachery)， 黑色代表正直不阿，黄色是骁勇，蓝、绿色多用于绿林好汉(rebellious fighters)，金、银色多用于神佛(divinity and Buddhism)等。
Beijing Opera is the cream of the Chinese culture. As a tradi?tional art form, its costumes and facial mask are more popular with peo?ple. Different styles of costumes are used to reflect the status of different characters. There are more decorations in the costumes of nobles，while those of the poor tend to be simple and less elemental. Facial masks can reflect qualities of different characters. Facial masks using different colors are important ways to portray a character. People can tell a hero from a villain by the colors of the masks. In general，white usually represents treachery, black represents righteousness, yellow represents bravery, blue and green represent rebellious fighters，while gold and silver represent di?vinity and Buddhism.
There have been many first times
And I remember each and every one
But the time I remember most often...
Is the first time
I fell in love with you
Living Life Over
If I had my life to live over...I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was strained and the sofa faded.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life.
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding patter if I were not there for the day.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, would not show soil or was guaranteed to last a life time.
There would have been more "I love yous" ... more "I'm sorrys"... but mostly, given another shots at life, I would seize every minute... look at it and really see it...live it...and never give it back.
the first time we met...
we both knew enough of love, and life, to understand that
two people don't fall in love,
they grow into it, slowly —
and we'd both been hurt before by feelings that seemed too easily lost...
but there was something between usfrom the beginning
a unique harmony that made us take that special chance...
You and I took a special chance
the first time we argued...
after feeling hurt and sad, and both of us trying to apologize
at the same time for disagreeing
over such a small matter, we knew
that our relationship was worth more
than anything that might come between us.
We knew after that first time
that what we had together
would see us through the hard times
and make us better appreciate the good,
because we took that special chance...
You and I took a special chance
the first time we said "I love you"...
for we knew that we would share
stormy as well as sunny times, laugher ans tears, some dreams that
would come beautifully true, and others
that would fade in our memories —
and we knew in our hearts
that our love deserved all the effort
we could make to fulfill our life together...
for we took that special chance...
and found a very special love.
The beginning of love is to let those we love to be just themselves, and not twist them with our own image-otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
The happiest of people don't necessarily having the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't get on well in life unless you let go of your past failures and heartaches.