voices from coronavirus@sz

A poem from a friend:

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And two other posts:

一切都是天意

不让700万香港人戴口罩;结果14亿人戴上了口罩

不让14亿人过圣诞节;结果14亿人过不了春节

你把武汉封了;结果世界把中国封了

不让那8个人说话;结果全国人都在为那8个人说话

Everything is the will of Heaven

7 million Hong Kongers weren’t allowed to wear breathing masks; as a result, 1.4 billion people put them on

1.4 billion people weren’t allowed to celebrate Christmas; as a result, 1.4 billion people couldn’t celebrate the Spring Festival

You closed Wuhan; as a result the world has closed China

8 people weren’t allowed to speak; as a result the entire country is speaking for them

灯节

非常时期,众生有情,一念相系,念念相护。即便今夜举目四望,不见长安,却仍有人间灯火,照对你我。

所以也盼着,总有一天,我们将同游此街,或西窗烛共剪,任高空的星火,落在榻前。也总有那么一天,我们会提一盏灯,穿过这纷乱的世间,在灯火阑珊处笑着再相见。

Lantern Festival

In extraordinary times, sentient beings care, they share a purpose–to take care of each other. Even if I look around tonight and cannot see my hometown, nevertheless people still carry the lanterns that light our way.

So I look forward to that day, when we will walk these streets together, lovers will be together, meteors fill the sky, falling into our beds. And there will always be a day, when we will raise our lanterns and move through the chaos of the world, meeting again where the lanterns light the darkness.

 

 

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