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Rui's charming wife is Taiwanese and the English translation of her name Huei is 'Pretty Orchid'. In a parody of himself as a Chinese gentleman, Rui dos Reis doesn't hesitate to put down his intellectual disposition for a moment and play the clown.

Huei and Rui
Huei and Rui

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him ... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

-- Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, most familiarly known as Pearl S Buck (birth name Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker,1892-1973), prolific American writer, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature and a Pulitzer Prize.

Copyright © 13 January 2008 Jennifer I Paull, Vouvry, Switzerland

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