虫愛づる姫君(The girl who loved insects) - episode 2 -

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Mar 28, 2017 10:27
The previous episode is here.
http://lang-8.com/1767695/journals/336785187028484827478843140300228955084


The girl occasionally said like this,

'It is shameful, boring behavior that people love and praise only things with beautiful appearance such as flowers and butterflies as wonderful.'

'Even though, it is to look at the real worth of things with a sincere heart that should be originally inherent in human that is truly wonderful.'

Then, she chose the insects that she was particularly interested from among the various insects that the boy servants had collected and brought.

Saying, "Let's observe what kind of growth these insects would show!", she kept some insect cages containing them in her room.

Above all, 'It is graceful that a thoughtful manner of caterpillars.', she said, and observed carefully her caterpillars without boring in the morning and evening.

Then, sometimes she placed on her palm one of her caterpillars, and she was affectionate with it.
その少女は、折に触れ(おりにふれ)このように言っていた、

「人々が花や蝶など見た目が美しいものばかりを愛し、素晴らしいと称賛するのは、浅ましくてつまらないことです。」

「人間に本来備わっているはずの誠実な心で、物事の本質に目を向けることこそ、本当に素晴らしいことなのに。」

そうして、召使い(めしつかい)の男の子たちが集めてきた様々な種類の虫の中から特に気になった虫を選んで

「この虫がどのような成長を遂げるのか観察してみましょう!」と言って、虫かごに入れて自分の部屋で飼っていた。

なかでも、「毛虫の思慮深い(しりょぶかい)様子が奥ゆかしい」と言って、朝晩飽きもせずに毛虫を観察しては、手のひらに乗せて可愛がったりしていた。
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