See the Atayal Culture from an Outside Perspective
Written by Chiu Mu-Jung; Photo credit: Huang Jiang-Bing
Does it remind you of being in your old community when you hiked the giant trees trail today?
It sure did. When I was going up the slope, my body kind of remembered it. We used to have to go up and down the slopes in our community, and it felt very similar. Especially the beginning part of the trail today, it's very similar to that in my community, just with a less densely grown bamboo forest. We didn't have toys to play with growing up, so we would walk about and snap twigs and grass, pick up pebbles and throw them about, just messing around. This reminds me of something...