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〈我的生活像一首詩 My life is like a poem〉
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Moving to far dwelling but getting more friends’ visits.
In the winter of 2017, I moved to Mui Wo. Life on the island is like a poem. Every morning, I greet the morning dew, and awaken by the crisp chirping outside the window. Flowers on the rooftop blossom for me, and the bees love working in my garden. The Flowers are from a Mui Wo florist; the owner is my first friend in Mui Wo. I like sharing old books with her and she always gives me potted plants in return. You don’t have to buy flowers there. Appreciating her flowers and having a little chat will usher in more human touch in your life.
I veg out in my tiny cozy home in day-off mornings. There are also busy moments that I cannot enjoy the beautiful scenery. Immersing myself in the library and visiting second-hand bookstores at leisure are nutrients of my daily life. There are not many restaurants and shops here, and I usually cook at home. It is better to eat at home. Gazing at the moonlight while having dinner on the rooftop at rainless nights is delightful. One rainy day, my lovely landlord came and said with a smile, “what a romance in the rain”. I love weekend afternoons. On my way home in the gleaming of twilight on the ferry, the pleasant scene outside the window gives me a surreal feeling of happiness in life.
After moving to Mui Wo, far-dwelling friends visit me one after another. Friends who used to live nearby did not come by my place until I moved far away. I am lucky to live on this simple island. Different from the prosperous city life of Hong Kong, Mui Wo has its simple serenity: not noisy and not eager to compete. Thank you my little home in Mui Wo, a sweet memory in my life.
Lin Yutang said, “human life almost reads like a poem. It has its own rhythm and beat, its internal cycles of growth and decay. Every stage of life has its own rhythm. One should be able to sense and appreciate the beauty of this rhythm of life.”
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