反映 reflect fan3ying4
反应 react fan3ying4
反 strike grab palm the cliff (stopped by opposition) 映 central light returns to central source
light comes back REFLECTED from its surface
反 strike grab palm the cliff (stopped by opposition) 应 a happy campfire beneath a cliff HEAT returns (simplified character)
If you touch a super-heated rock of course you will REACT in pain.
If you run your Hand up Against a phosphorescent rock (Cliff) light will REFLECT
Traditional: the bird man sings from his heart beneath the cliff in RESPONSE (traditional character 應 )
More heat than light
fire burns all brows huo3 shao1 mei2 mao2 (0)
燃眉之急 ran2 mei2 zhi3 ji2
burnt brows are nervous
Decrypt: The situation is desperate, however if we are injured thereby so also are you.
Cribs: This is an excellent source for chengyu cribs.