死亡是件极其可怕的事. 任何一个身心健康, 积极向上, 充满活力的人都不会轻易想到死, 或是选择死来结束自己的人生; 甚至惧怕谈论死亡.
生和死就象一对孪生兄弟, 他们即可以同时发生, 也可以有先后. 有生就会有死; 换句话说, 只有生, 才会有死. 生和死有时只有一步之差. 当一个溺水的人在水中奋力挣扎时, 他首先想到的是生. 此时求生的欲望是那么的强烈. 或许生的希望只有百分之一, 他却拼搏着尽百分之百, 甚至百分之二百的力量自救或求救.
曾经认识一个女孩儿, 她算是世界上最不幸的人之一. 她父亲在她很小时就去世了. 除她之外她还有四个兄弟姐妹和母亲.她只身一人在外读书, 工作, 后来结了婚. 她很少回家. 据说十几年了她才回过两次家. 她母亲十年前得了偏瘫, 从此就一直躺在床上渡着她的人生岁月; 女孩儿的其他四个兄弟姐妹中有三个得了癌症. 女孩儿不是不想家, 也不是不想回家, 但她不能回, 是因为回家一次要花很多钱,而省下这笔钱寄回家可以给母亲和兄弟姐妹们买药和治病. 她宁愿默默承受着想家, 想念亲人的痛苦, 拼命工作挣钱, 让重病缠身的母亲和生命垂危的兄弟姐妹们能继续生存, 与死亡抗争.
女孩儿自己很乐观, 对生活充满了希望. 尽管她的面容憔悴, 身心承受着巨大的压力, 但她常常看书, 写诗, 写抒情散文以减轻重压. 虽然她也知道生和死只一步之差, 死亡随时都会降临在她的母亲和兄弟姐妹们身上, 但她还是希望离这一步的距离长些, 再长些……
[text in english]
Only one step between life and death
Death is a terrible thing. Any one who is a healthy and lively will never think about death, or choose death to finish one’s life. They are even afraid of talking about death.
Life and death are two twin brothers, they could happen at the same time or before or after. Where, there is life, there is death; in other words, only if there is life, then there will be death. There is only one step between life and death. Before drowning, people are struggling for life. At the very moment the will to live is so powerful, although there would be possibly 1% of hopes, their would do their utmost to save or to get saved.
I’ve ever known a girl who should be the most unlucky people of the world. When she was small her father was died. Except herself she has mother and other four sisters and brothers. She is the only one who works and got married abroad. She goes home very rare times. I was told that she only went home twice within 10 years. Over 10 years ago her mother got hemiplegia and since then she’s been only staying in bed for her rest of life; her three of four sisters and brothers got cancer. It is not that the girl is not homesick and don’t want to go home, but she can not go home because it will cost lots of money for air plane. However, she can save such money for her mother and sisters and brothers to buy medicines and to get better treatments. She would rather take the burden alone and work hard to earn money so that her mother and sisters and brothers could possibly live longer.
The girl is very optimistic and full of hopes. Although she looks very wan and sallow, she reads lots of books and writes poem s and lyric proses. She knows that there is only one step between life and death, and the death could happen to her mother and sisters and brothers at anytime, but she really wishes they approch the step to death longer and slower…..