Chongshang Lingding Village
- Categories:Article Works
- Author:Zhang Zhong
- Time of issue:2016-09-19
In response to the "Beautiful Homeland Sketch Exhibition" activity of the 3rd People's Cultural Festival in our city, under the arrangement of the Municipal Art Association, I drove to Liangnong on September 10, 2016 (Saturday), and prepared to draw some sketches of the new appearance of the old district. In the morning I was sketching in Wangxiang Village. In the afternoon, I wanted to visit the original Heng'ao Commune, so I traveled west along the highway upstream of Siming Lake. When I arrived at Henglu Village, it suddenly occurred to me that I had sent a briefing to Lingding, so I inquired about the route and prepared to go up the mountain along Hexi.
Along the way, it passes through Ma underground and Yijia lanes in Hexi Village; Wangjia and Caijia in Dongshan Village; Heng'ao Reservoir; along the mountain house in Dongshan Village, and then straight up the mountain, at 14:30, the road terminus-Dongshan Village Lingding Natural Village.
When I stepped into the village, I first saw a neat and wide drying field with a set of trash bins neatly arranged on the side. I also saw the old building 40 years ago: the front of the corridor made of brick pillars, inside the corridor is a row of three and a half tiled shops facing south. Ripples in my heart: Long time gone, Lingding!
At the entrance of the village, the older brother and sister-in-law who are doing broomsticks looked at me curiously. Actually, I don’t know them, because it has been 40 years since I came to Lingding!
Recall that before and after the Qingming Festival in 1976, when I was a high school student in Yuyao Middle School, the school organized high school students to camp and came to Liangnong Heng'ao Commune. The classes were scattered in multiple brigades. My classmate Cai Minqiang, who was in the second year of high school, was a member of the Youth League Committee, so we were responsible for sending the "War Express" to Cai's and Lingding. The members looked at us in the same way, but not long after today, I became acquainted with the villagers.
Under the guidance of the villagers, I climbed along the village road to the newly built pavilion, looking east, and the ramp up the mountain. On both sides of the ramp, there are newly built buildings by the villagers. The road is really high into the clouds and the village is connected. Caixia. I should draw a sketch here! Sit down immediately and prepare paper and pen.
Everyone gathered around and asked curiously about this and that. When they understood that I wanted to paint here, the hospitable villagers asked me where I eat Chinese food? I want to go to their house for tea later, which really keeps me warm. I moved the pen quickly, thinking about recording more. From time to time, I have a few conversations with the uncle ladies. I haven't finished the painting yet, but the 84-year-old man I was chatting with just now dragged down the freshly cut bamboo from the mountain in a blink of an eye, ready to process bamboo pedals. I really admire the old people in Lingding Village who can’t stay idle, and I have realized this dynamic in the painting.
In the middle of the journey, I put down my paintbrush and was invited to carry sand, stone and bricks on my shoulders to climb the high slope on the west side, where the entrance to the scenic spot is being built, and inside is the newly built Tianyi Temple.
It rained lightly and the drawing paper was wet, so I held the umbrella and continued to paint. And in my mind, I was still thinking about the past that my classmates Cai and I sent new briefings every day to several classes in Ma Di, Cai's house, and Lingding brigade along the way. We are almost familiar with this mountain road. Even though it was five miles less to climb from Cai’s house to the top of the mountain than the newly built asphalt road now, we have to cross mountains and ridges. How can it be as comfortable as driving on the road today?
Back to this familiar land, no wonder my mood is so comfortable.
Lingding Village is a natural village in Dongshan Village after the relocation and expansion. It is mainly named Wang and Sun. Here the air is fresh, the folk customs are simple, and bamboo and wood products are abundant. There are more than 100 households, mainly the elderly. Young people usually work under the mountain. The west end of the ridge is the boundary of Shangyu, and down the mountain is Xiaguan Town.
Almost dusk, my pen and light color sketch "Lingding Village Scenery" was also completed. I said goodbye to the villagers, and we were attached to each other. Everyone talked about Yuyao TV station's "Yaojiang Bridge Head" A Dong, because the villagers are in A Dong. Learn about Yuyao in the show. I think, when I come with A Dong, the interaction with the folks will be smoother!
—— September 14, 2016