[The Part] 【離別】

parting

[The Part]

By: WANG Qi, Betty (Hall 10)

Translated by: CHIANG Man Ying, Michelle (Hall 10)

Image: starwars.wikia.com

 

Standing at the French window on the 13th floor, the dawn glares splendidly into the room. Looking out the window, the streetlights shine brightly on the few vehicles that pass by. Winter has arrived, indicating that – I am about to leave this city.

 

I have always known that parting is inevitable in life. However, I still could not prevent the turmoil from arousing in me, and the pain and heartache that are predictable, yet there is nothing one could do to help. All the feeling of “I miss you”, “I miss this” or “I miss that” will only be more intense after one is really gone, until the next time when you meet again. This is why parting is always torturing, but at the same time enchanting.

 

After the security check, I turn my head and look back to you again and again, with my hand waving at you again and again. You respond to my every wave, until you look smaller and smaller in size, and I become further and further away from you.

 

“Tell me that you’ll wait for me, hold me like you’ll never let me go. Because I’m leaving on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh, Babe, I hate to go…” Listening to the song that describes exactly how I feel, you have no idea how much I wish I could go back in time – to the moment when you pick me up at the arrival gate, and then, stop the clock from tick and tock.

 

There is a saying that life is like the stock market. It is never a good thing if the stock keeps rising or keeps falling. Just the same, life is full of departing and reuniting. All we can do as we part from one another is to hope for the reunion. And all we need to do when we are reunited, is to prepare for the separation – to treasure each other.

 

Similarly, life is not about forever together or parting. What we have to do is to be prepared for parting as we unite, and be prepared to unite as we part.  This process of preparation has a name.  It is called “cherish”.

 

 

【離別】

文: 王琪 (舍堂十)

圖: starwars.wikia.com

 

黎明前,我站在13樓的落地窗前,看著華燈寂寥的街景。時間還太早,街上只有零星幾輛車呼嘯而過。快到深秋了,我即將離開這城市。

 

我早該知道,離別是人生的常態,但是卻做不到心里不起波瀾,多少的痛苦和煩惱都源於一個捨不得,明知故犯。所有的想念,所有的期盼在離別之後會更加濃厚,積蓄到下一次相見,這是離別的殘忍,也是離別的魅力。

 

安檢口,我一次次回頭看,回頭招手,你一次次回應我,直到我看你越來越小,你看我越來越遠。我想起來的時候你來接我的場景,多希望時光倒流到那時候,然後永遠停住。耳機里放著那句我最愛的歌詞:「回頭看,不曾走遠,眷戀一人,流連忘返…… 」

 

聽過一個很有意思的說法,人生的相聚和離別就像是股票的漲跌,一直漲或者一直跌的股票會變成死股,同樣的,沒有一直相聚沒有離別的人生。我們要做的就是在離別的時候抱著重聚的信心,在相聚的時候做好離別的準備,這種準備有個名字,叫做珍惜。

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