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at least you could appreciate a few sparkling moments every day,your heart is not as old as you thought it is. looking back into 2 or 3 yrs from time to time, aren't you satisfied with the 1000 more days of existing? aren't you kind of praying for the coming one become better, and different?
life is given without choice, but we have the choices to make it yours.
have time to listen to a story a friend of mine told me the other day while we were chatting on the phone? nothing special, it was a midnight, a quite phone call, and this story:
Many years ago, he represented the school to play soccer in a
highschool tournament. That was early January in Hangzhou. Hangzhou is a weird place in winter. It snows once or twice each year. But, always very heavy for that once or twice. One of their match was just after a heavy snow.
Officials went through a lot of pain to dig out a rarely seen soccer court of orange color for the match.
The field was looking solid before the match. A couple of icy spot everyone would like to avoid. But, it turned out that the field was actually a
swamp. they were literally steping into inches of icy water all the time. If
you have seen the rice field in spring time, that it is. The difference is the
water is just zero degree.
He doesn't remember how many times he stumbled into the ground (or, the mash). It would be even harder for him to search out the meaning of the match. All 20+ players over there were so easily exhausted by running over the mash back and forth. Plus, they had to play the game and kick every of their opponents. A couple of times, he was face-down to the ground and hurting himself everywhere.
his limbs were getting dumb, letting him feel much less pain. For
moment, he thought he was gonna die there. Couldn't be more chilled when you were sweating all over, running in icy water against brisky wind. They don't know the word of "wind-chill factor" in Hangzhou. Otherwise, school officials should definitely be charged for committing crime as they had them playing under that kind of conditions.
After all, they finished the game. he has to doubt the meaning of
this kind of crusade, because there wasn't even an audience for the game. The only thing they could expect after the game was some sweet ginger soup.
But, no matter how meaningless or stupid was the game, he told me that he really misses the spirit of that game from time to time nowadays. For the moment that you don't see any fear or doubt on those chilled dumb
faces. And, not mention the joy of kicking someone behind but not
getting any penalties.
I am not sure that growing up and beign educated sophisticatedly sometimes has to be compounded with more fear and doubt about the world and ourselves.
Certainly I hope not.
Certainly i hope my friends don't pay for the price of growing up neither. Life could be as simple as it is, yet, there are feelings and moments that only a sophisticated person can appreciate. enjoy it or rather not having it, it is up to every single man now.
I would not complain for my life being too hard or too boring, it is the one i made and lived. Centainly, i have no rights to criticize others', only wish to have my joys shared by those who enjoy, and if i am lucky enough, i could also have my sorrows spread over those shoulders who love to bear.
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