Revisiting the Chengdu Wu Hou Shrine (Museum) embedded on both side of the south wall in the two gates’ corridor is the most valuable tablet inscription worthy of appreciation in WuHou Shrine. And this monumental writing was attributed to a person known as Yue Fei, who was a famous general of the Southern Song Dynasty in the resistance against Jin’s invasion. The inscriptions seem as if they were written at one stretch with firm strokes like floating water and attracts worship on its sparkling words. The loneliness of miserable Wu Mu (Yue Fei’s alias) increased before a dreary pavilion as the blood spurted in his veins from a high-spirited but cool body; the tragic general Wu Hou left the Wuzhang Plains (battle field) with an unexpected fate of few badly mutilated soldiers returning to homeland. At that time, Yue Wu Mu (Yue Fei’s alias) rode a wave of discontent by home crowds and his mind was full of unaccomplished great aspiration. When Yue Fei read the eternal verses surging in all heroes’ minds, how could he restrain from the strong impulse to wield his writing brush to write smoothly into a integrated line of characters with three styles of regular scripts, semi-cursive scripts and cursive scripts? The two military heroes of different ages met here. I no longer have the urge to examine closely the doubt that whether the tablet inscriptions Chu Shi Biao were accomplished by Yue Fei as the academic circle raised.
As I walked past the red wall, the bamboo on both side was grooming as sunlight penetrated the bamboo forest, with the shadow left on the red wall of the green bricks. Meditating on the past, the fragments of history go across my mind like lantern slides. In that year, Zhuge Liang’s hairs were thick with his bucket handle towards east. His thatched cottage was still filled with green grasses. On the occasion that he got older, his homecoming day was at a far distant date. He only wished to come out of Qishan Mountain again and determine to assist Liu Bei to recapture the lost land and retain the reign of Shu Han Kingdom. Let us suppose an imaginary scene where ZhugeLiang and Wu Hou enjoyed bottles of wine as a drink offering to the old friends along a windy river bank, which would be add to the history of our repository if it really had happened.
I think at the very moment in that year, I had a peaceful mind.
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