How is everything going these days? Having received your letter about the moon exploration, I’m more than jubilant to have a discussion with you.
The moon has large quantities of implied meanings in Chinese culture. In the eyes of idyllic, optimistic and open-minded people, the image of the moon has become a symbol of elegance and leisure. The round shape of the moon also symbolizes family reunion. In China, on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, the moon in full and it is a big day for us to enjoy the full moon and the hours of the family gatherings. I raise my eyes to the moon, bow my heads and think of home. Bright moon, when did you appear? Lifting my wine, I question the dark night sky. These poems, which are everlasting in the history of literature, tell us the literati’s infinite yearning for hometown, relatives and friends. Besides, the moon implies the eternity of time and space, which conveys how short and small life is. It indeed is an eternal witness to the vicissitudes of the world.
From my perspective of view, the moon exploration is of great significance to mankind. In October 2007 and October 2010, China successfully launched Chang ‘e- 1, the first lunar probe satellite, and Chang ‘e-2, the technological leader of the second phase of its lunar exploration program, respectively, ranking among the countries with deep space exploration capabilities. Initially, the lunar exploration project will make preparations for the exploitation and utilization of lunar resources by human beings. What’s more, it can promote the in-depth observation and research of space astronomy. Last but not the least, the moon exploration project, I believe, inspires young people, like you and me, to study hard and make contributions to the country.
What do you think of my views? Drop me a line at your convenience. I’m looking forward to your earliest reply and sincerely invite you to have the Mid-Autumn Festival with me this year.