I am always thinking about a question: How far are we from the village where the smoke from the kitchen is faintly lit in today’s environment? The village is still not the village in its original sense, which belongs to all the life characteristics of the village, will it become beyond recognition due to the washing of time, or in other words, who took out a sharp sword and stabbed the village relentlessly. The definition of the village is the place where farmers live together. It is definitely not one or two people, five or seven or eight people, nor one or two households, five or seven or eight households. The more people there are, the more population there will be, the more prosperous the village will be and the more vitality it will have. A village can be connected by branches and tendrils handed down from an old ancestor, or several surnames can live together. No matter which form it takes, integration and inheritance are the foundation of the continuous vitality of the village, only in this way can the village continue forward. It can be said that the industrious and simple farmers created the village with their own bodies and sweat, because of the fullness of human nature and the high spirits of life everywhere, even though it was difficult and tortuous, even if there is death and separation, the village will never die, and every year it will get the breath of new life from the cry of babies; The village has become the destination of farmers, and it is this place to settle down, it is because it can relieve the overwork, and it is because of the nourishment of the village that life can be continued, and generation after generation, time or history, only in this way can it be thicker and heavier year by year, and shining year by year. Since it is the destination and the place where the soul converts, no matter what kind of village it is, it is doomed to be missed for the whole life from the time when it takes root, even if it is no matter how far it goes or how long it takes, the village where I grew up, including the local conditions and customs filled in it and village slang, will always grow in my heart. The village is an inseparable home and a sacred land in the deep heart. It can even be said that the village has become a spiritual symbol. Although many people won’t say this sentence, they can’t abandon it in their hearts. The village has brought up generation after generation, and sent away generation after generation. Graves and villages have become inseparable knots in many people’s hearts. Dare not touch, but dare not desecrate the death. The bones are buried on the mountain, and people live under the mountain, which is people’s description and understanding of the village. Death and life are so calm in the village against men and women of all ages. Therefore, generations of people cannot leave the village, walking outside, always forget to look in this direction. The village has its own home, its own relatives, and everything that cannot be abandoned. Without the village, there would be no home and no place to stand on, which meant being displaced and wandering all the way. A village grew up in the place where the wandering ancestors chose to take root. If the later people did not cherish and stick to it, they might have to wither as before, it is a pity that nobody cares about the stories and feelings that nourish life, so they can only be scattered in the wind and smoke. In the eyes of many people, the village is just watch, and it is fundamental. No matter whether you leave or not, no matter whether you leave or not, as long as you don’t lose it at all, you will have hope and direction. The village will connect every family. As long as the village still exists, there won’t be so much sorrow and depression, and naturally there won’t be so much loneliness, because, as long as the home is still there, there will be invisible cohesion and irresistible centripetal force. Every man and woman belonging to the village will not miss the shelter of the village and will always remember the location of the village, always remember the direction of home. Village is not only a form with obvious concrete meaning, but also a kind of sustenance that cannot be replaced. Countless villages, large and small, appeared on the vast land, or they traveled all the way to seek ancestors to settle down and stop moving, which was a concrete reflection of farming civilization. In the long history of Chinese civilization, farming civilization occupies a large proportion. It can even be said that farming civilization has continued until now, no matter how the middle dynasties change, no matter how complicated the war was in the historical space-time, this civilization has been moving forward tenaciously with the continuation of the times. The farming culture that was born has influenced people from generation to generation. Even today, in many places, there are still many people living in its nutrients, farming Culture is an inseparable part of Chinese culture. Villages, or villages, are also an important part of farming culture. Village is a low-level form in the development of human settlement. People who gather and live mainly in agriculture depend on cultivation and sowing to survive, forming an all-inclusive cultural system. With the progress and development of society and the emergence of urban settlements, industrial civilization was born correspondingly, and industrial culture was correspondingly. In a very long time, the two cultures are opposite and influence each other. They have unity of opposition and run through the development and progress of the society. Traditional farming culture has been impacted by industrial civilization, and the emerging industrial civilization cannot be separated from the nourishment of farming culture. So far, Chinese culture is no longer single, and the emerging industrial civilization comes from behind. This is a very complicated and absolutely amazing process. Just as summarized by the heroes of the rolling Yangtze River passing eastward, countless ups and downs, changes of Yin and Yang, one shift and another, the results obtained are the phenomena that can be observed now: agricultural civilization gradually declined, and industrial civilization was in the ascendant. On the issue of whether farming culture is needed or not, many people go to extremes and think that it has entered the industrial civilization period in an all-round way. It is already an industrial society, and it doesn’t matter whether it is necessary or not. It is not clear whether these people have seen the real status quo. Compared with so many large and small cities, the category of rural areas is several times that of them; That is to say, on such a large land, how many villages are still continuing the social development, and how many are still absorbing the nutrients of farming culture. It is undeniable that the current industrial civilization has gradually penetrated in, today’s farming culture has changed a lot. However, as a cultural form and ideology, it has always existed and has not been obliterated, it is impossible to be completely replaced at once. Therefore, there are two kinds of cultural conflicts. Such conflicts are unprecedented, which directly reflect the result that a large number of farmers enter the city and no longer sweat like rain on the land, no longer place the hope of life on the land under your feet. This is an indisputable fact. The village in the traditional sense has encountered all the challenges that have never been met. The current situation is indeed awkward and speechless. This challenge has begun since the first native farmer packed up his backpack and left his home to squeeze into the city. As more and more people choose to leave the village and the land, the intensity is far beyond people’s imagination. It can be said to be people’s expectation for the future, pursuit for life, and even people who are not content with the status quo strive to change their status quo, no matter how much you suffer, no matter how much you suffer, there is no complaint. After all, it is still the confrontation between two cultures. Industrial culture or urban civilization shows more advantages and vitality. The gradual decline of farming culture is already clear at a glance. This kind of conflict is not only the need of social development, but also the necessity of historical progress. One production situation can replace another one, and it must have its superiority. The rapid development of the city not only provides people with a large number of employment opportunities, but also provides people who enter the city with the opportunity to accumulate wealth, which is also the purpose of more and more people entering the city. If we say that the year-long harvest of guarding the countryside is not up to the two or three months’ labor in the city, why not go to the city to find an opportunity, even if it is suffering, as long as you can create wealth, it is worth it! This is also a true portrayal of many people entering the city now. Of course, there are many risk factors and unpredictable risks in these groups, which is another matter. The result of the conflict brought unprecedented changes to traditional villages. The first is the massive flow of population. The vitality of the village, or vitality, is firstly manifested in the settlement of population. If there are only large and small empty houses left in a village, I am afraid that the vitality will shrink gradually in a good village. Especially when more and more people choose to settle down in the city, the continuation of the vitality of the village will be more difficult. The departure of a generation means the departure of the descendants. Without the reproduction and living of generations on one side of the land, how can the continuous village come? This decline obvious. Then there is the desolation of the countryside. If there were few people farming, there would be no crops in the fields where rice, wheat, cotton and oil grew in the past. Every year there were overgrown weeds, and the more luxuriant it was, the more declining the village would be. Such desolation would be highlighted, it can only be described by such shocking words, and it seems that there is no more appropriate expression. The thriving village also became depressed and dead because too many people chose to leave. I was also one of many people who chose to leave the village. I didn’t have feelings for the village that took root, nor did I dislike it at all. I left for a better life, because many people have indeed done this, no one doesn’t want to choose a more suitable way for his life. Sometimes, leaving will face more choices. Choosing to leave is also a necessity. If there is no need to leave, there will be more and better choices. Who is willing to leave the familiar country? Probably, this is the dream that people often say. Dream is a kind of support. Without dream, there is no motivation. That is the most terrible thing. Leaving does not mean forgetting, nor is it fundamentally forgotten. On the contrary, all the beautiful parts in the village will be engraved in the heart because of leaving, and the longer the time is, the clearer it will be, it is because the village that has left its ups and downs has gone deep into the heart, especially the local conditions and customs that pervade the time have already been integrated with everyone. No matter how the village changes, the ups and downs and subtleties in it, it is magnificent and meticulous, which has already been deeply rooted in people’s hearts. In short, there are bones buried on the mountain, and people live under the mountain. Bones are the passing years that generations of ancestors will not rot, the family is the foundation for the descendants to continue their lives. When I lived in the city, when I placed my small family on the edge of the city, I increasingly yearned for the village I once lived in, or the village that raised us. This is not just a kind of conservatism. There is no one living in the city who doesn’t want to blend into the embrace of the city. The key point is that how to blend in and what to rely on. It is not that living in the city can be called a city dweller, there is no cultural identity, no deep understanding and deep experience of the city, that is, no matter how long you live in the city, you still don’t know the real details of the city, or the rural feelings in your heart are still deeply rooted. Cultural identity is not an overnight thing. It requires both time accumulation and knowledge update, which is not that easy for people who have to go out early and return late for life. That is to say, there needs to be a process. The length of the process depends on one’s social practice and one’s cultural mentality. I believe there are many people like me who can’t put down the village in my heart. The fundamental reason is that there are our roots in the village. This root comes down in one continuous line and is always the same as its ancestors. It has a history of decades, hundreds of years or even longer. It can’t be compared in three to five years or more of entering the city! Just because I can’t find my own foundation in the city, I feel that I have been floating in the city all the time. It is not natural to think about the former countryside! What makes people sad is that I can’t find those feelings in the past after I go back. After waiting for a long time and thinking for a long time, I finally set foot on the way back and stood in the embrace of the village. However, the village at that time had become familiar with each other. In other words, it was no longer the village before. There were specious things everywhere. Even the people who were once familiar with them became unfamiliar and estranged. They met again after a long separation, and they were happy to be happy, but they all became cautious and completely lost their generosity to speak freely. Regardless of whether the local accent has not changed, the sideburns will decline first, and the embarrassment of not knowing each other is really hard to hide. Most of the time, I really want to go back to the countryside for a walk, but when I really come back, I can’t tell what is going on, I believe, many people will have such personal experience. In today’s prosperous urban civilization, it has long been an indisputable fact that farming culture will retreat again and again. As a country where agricultural production still occupies half of the country, farming culture will not disappear, agricultural civilization will also absorb new elements to meet its own construction and development. The farming culture with thousands of years of history will also have new ways of presentation. The old villages may remain less and less completely. However, as long as there is another one, we can feel the charm of traditional farming culture from it, and in the interweaving of tradition and modernity, feel the change and development of the village. For many people, the village is the root, which is the source in the traditional sense. Therefore, most of the time, the village will never be forgotten. When you are a person, you will be afraid of becoming a water without roots. Therefore, in everyone’s heart, there will be a village, or a village, which is both tangible and intangible, and real and concrete, it is also spiritual. Due to many reasons, the real village is gradually deserted or occupied by the town. Many people can’t find the familiar countryside and the way home. This is the so-called village that cannot be returned, but I believe that the village in everyone’s spirit is always there. No matter where you go, no matter how long the time has passed, this village will always be green. The village is always the destination of the soul and the spiritual sustenance. No matter where you are, the village is always there and growing in your mind. The reason why we can’t go back is that the society changes so fast that many situations are far beyond people’s imagination. The reason why we can’t go back is that we are always on the road. The prosperity and development of urban civilization will certainly impact the traditional agricultural civilization, but I believe that the farming culture represented by villages will not die out and will certainly present in a new way. In the traditional village, many people are really hard to reach.

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