What do you hear?

Yes, yes, I’m sure it was 1864. I remember now, because the year sounded very strange. Libby-ah, just listen to it: Yi-ba-liu-si. Miss Banner said it was like saying: Lose home, slide into death. And I said, No, it means: Take hope, the dead remain. Chinese words are good and bad this way, so many meanings, depending on what you hold in your heart. (p 32)

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Andy and I are off to Disney World tomorrow morning. See ya next week!

2 responses to “What do you hear?”

  1. diane Avatar

    I think what you hear depends on how good your tone pronunciation is ;).