Wednesday, July 18, 2007

"Sun" In The Eyes

My mom mentioned something about Chinese saying that they look to see if a person has "sun" (shen) in the eyes. I don't remember the exact context, but something about whether a person is truthful or good. My ABC interpretation of the word was something to do with energy, brightness, life, health. She said that the word means god.

That's interesting. That makes me think about how I always had this funny observation during undergrad that the "Asian Christians" appeared to me to have a certain shine in their eyes.