On what we surround ourselves, is what our lives, become, the column by Jimmi Liao, translated by me…
Allowing the Flowers to Take Over My Home, Then, there Would be the Visitors of Flowers, the Neighbors of, Flowers too, and, Life Will Become, ever the More, Colorful.
the artwork of Jimmi Liao, off of UDN.com
This showed, how we are, interactive, how we’re, involved with our external environment, whether or not we like to admit to it, no matter what, the outside, our externalities, will have an affect on our lives.
How hard it is, to, leave it all behind, everything that’s, happened, in our lives, too hard to, let go, a poem, translated…
You can Choose Sorrows
Floating Along that River
Get into, the Hard-to-Handle
You Can, Participate in the Secrets of the Sun
That Celebration of Midnight that Goes on
In the City
Naturally, Climbing Upward
Finding that the Buildings All Around You
Grew Taller as You’d Climbed Higher, and Higher
You Entered that Marketplace
Where People Made the Sounds of the Sunlight Loud:
With the Postcards of Barcelona,
The Handcrafted Gadgets with that Foreign Feel to Them
And that Young Lady Who’d Handed You, a Piece of Candy
All the Times Froze, Halted, Right at This, Very, Moment.
Halted at the Moment You’d Heard the Breaths of the Oceans
As You’d Walked Next to the Waves that Rolled in
Pulling out that Pathway Home to You
Wave after Wave after Wave
Time is a Stream, that Carelessly, Got Lost, in the Streams that Flowed Along
You Can, Choose Your Own Path
Be With Your Selves
Severing the Rain and the Fog, Severing the Tribe too
That Held You Tightly, in Its, Embrace
The Days Closest
Stiffened, & Cold Now
You Can, Put it Back Where You’d Found it
Like How that Friend of Yours
The News of His Lifting Off
On that, Rocket
This is on, leaving it all behind, the past, everything that’s, happened to us, but, this is, next to, impossible, because all these moments of our pasts, are what made us, into, who we, currently are, and, there’s just, NO way we can, be rid of that, no matter how hard we try, we can run, but we will, NEVER, EVER, escape from it.
Grateful for the subsection of the UDNPapers, that’s brought us so many knowledge, shared memories, and a ton, of wonderful things, to enrich our daily lives, translated…
I loved reading the subsections of the paper like a book, especially the D2 sections of the UDNPapers, there are the writers from all walks of life that were printed on here, and, an assortment of contents, naturally. I’d recalled that one time, the editor’s office asked the medical staff members to write the stories of the giant white towers, it’d captivated the readers’ attentions, making us want to read, reread, and reread over, over, and over again. The “Secret Headquarters of the Car Wash” that got started this year is also, attention-catching, the writer can tell how the owners of the cars he’d washed and repaired lived from the cars that were dropped off, this was totally, magical to me.
The other four columns that were also my favorite aside from this one: in “Animals on Stage”, I’d felt the strong emotional connections the writers felt toward the animals they have. In “A Treasure Map of Memories”, I’d noted the different ways of life the various age groups of people have, and, they’d offered a fun comparison to my own life experiences. And I’d loved the seasonal writers who’d written for the Youth Column, they’d used their words, recorded down the lives in their own separate professions, although these are smaller in sizes, but, covering a wide spectrum of topics, eye opening, truly. And for the “Topics of Discussion” columns, although these came in smaller passages, they are all, eye-catching. The same things that’s happened in the lives of various people, produced, different stories, with the different enlightenments from their separate, stories.
That’s how this subsection of the paper works, like a professor with a wide spectrum of knowledge, fulfilling my curiosities every single day, enriching my life, adding more fun to my ordinary days.
I’m grateful for the editor of the subsection of the papers, to allow the readers, to read in their, separate corners, to know what’s going on all around us, to get soaked up in the wonders, of interactions of words of exchange.
And so, this, is a sort of a thank you note this writer wrote to the subsection of the papers, and, surely, this subsection of the papers, offered a wide variety of reading materials for those who are interested in finding out new things they want to find out, it has the experiences of others we can borrow from, and, it’s just, an amazing section of the UDN papers here.
The column by Jimmi Liao, on the calming words of reassurance, offered to a young child, translated by me…
The Cloud Rocked Me in its Arms,
Hummed that Lullaby,
Don’t Worry Little Baby, Fret Not Little Baby
The Clouds are Light, the Wind Gentle, Everything Will be, All Right………
the artwork of Jimmi Liao, off of UDN.com
We are all in need, of this sort of a reassurance right now, especially with this whole world currently going crazy, and, the safest place we can find is here, inside our minds, for in our own minds, we are, able to, live on freely, without any worries or fears!
And no, this is still NOT my picture, found it online…
The winter’s sun managed to
Dry up the dampened verses taped on my back
And, all those who are behind me
All looked upon my back curiously
But, there was just, one child who’d just
Learned to read
Who’d started, reciting the verses on my back
This just shows how pure children are, because, as an adult, we’d been taught, not to do things, that it would be impolite, but, sometimes, it takes a child, to point out to us, the oddities of what’s happening, like that kid in The Emperor’s New Clothes, that pointed out that the emperor wasn’t wearing anything.
The rain came, and, it just, took you away, no matter how hard I’d cried for it to stop, it just wouldn’t budge!
The worst part is, losing you to the rain, I kinda knew, that I was going to lose you, but I just didn’t expect, that I’d lose you to the rain, and, during that stormy night, I’d played this hard-to-win game of tug-of-war, with you, as the “rope”, with the rain, and, you KNOW that the rain, is destined, to GET its way with the world, and so, naturally, as you may have expected, I’d, lost…
Losing you to the rain, I won’t have it, I will NOT allow the rain, to wash your memories out, but, the rain, it’d still, attacked my windowpanes, and, each drop that hit against my transparent windows became needles, into my heart, and, it hurt, oh so bad.
Losing you to the rain, it’d be a very long time, or, so it felt that way, since I’d lost you, during that stormy night, and, from time to time, I’d still think about everything relating to you, but, these days, I’d moved on, and so, that rainy night that I’d lost you, seemed to be getting distant, little, by little, each, and every day…
Nothing to Hover Over My Head When the Rain Came Down on Me
Looked Here, and There Too, But Found Nothing Edible
Looks Like I Will Be, Feeling the Hungers in My Dreams Tonight
I’d Dreamed About My Owner But He’d Become Too Blurred Out
I Guess, He Wanted Me, to Learn to Fend For Myself
I’m Still Wearing the Shirt You Gave Me as a Present
But, No Matter How I’d Lifted Up My Head I Can’t Recall Those Happier Days
I Still Recalled, the Heat From the Palms of Your Hands
And Recalled that Small Passage We Took, to Get Back Home
It’s Just that, I Fear that You’ll No Longer Recognize Me
What to Do, I’m Hurt It’d Often Reminded Me of You
I Can’t Take Myself to the Vet
McDonald’s, Ketucky’s, They’re My Favorite Fast-Food Restaurants
And, You’d Used to, Sneak Me Inside
I Expect, You’ll be Showing Up, Hug Me, Don’t Look Down on Me
Don’t Let Me Feel that, the Skies Are Really Gray
So, does your hearts ache, after hearing this story, from the perspective of a D-O-G? You should, after all, you’re talkin’ ‘bout something getting abandoned, and, s/he had once had a good home, but, for whatever reasons there may have been, s/he is not, without that loving caretaker, wonderful owner, and this can also be “applied” to people getting abandoned, NOT just P-E-T-S!!!
Early in the morn, I got into the shower, the jasmine-scented soap caressed my body, I was, a bit shy, told it, that I can manage. The bubbles started striking up conversations on pointless matters, mostly relating to the topics of cleaning up the dirtiness of human life. I was very focused, scrubbed myself down, then, I’d turned on the showerhead, with the sprinkling down of the fresh, clean water, I feel refreshed on the inside. I’d walked in front of the mirrors, nude, holy! I had, become, transparent now, “How could this be?”, I couldn’t even see myself, “Did I, wash myself away a little while ago?”, I was so shocked to beyond speech. Outside of the bathroom, my wife hollered at me to eat breakfast, I’d anxiously replied, “Okay, wait a minute.”, I’d rubbed my eyes, and, glared into the mirror, still, don’t see my own reflections, in the mirror, all I saw, was a ray of light, still no signs of myself though…… “What do I do? I’m lost!”, what would my wife and child, if they’d found, that her husband and his father gone? “I can’t stay in the bathrooms, I must, work up the courage, march outside, to tell my family what, exactly happened to me!” I’d slowly, pushed the doors open, inhaled in deeply, walked toward my wife and children who are chit-chatting and eating, I’d worked up the courage, spoken loudly, “I’m eating now!”, they’d looked my way for a bit, then, continued to eat and chit-chat, “Don’t they think it strange, that I’m now, transparent?” I sat down, looked down at my invisible hands, cutting up the corn and bacon omelet, “Didn’t they discover that I’m missing?” “Do they not care at all?” “Am I, not even, the LEAST bit important in this family?” Throughout the entire morning, endless questions, circled inside of my transparent mind.
So, this father had become invisible, finally, as he’d probably just, focused on working, to PROVIDE for his family, without realizing, that ACCOMPANYING his wife and children would be the MOST important thing in his life, and now that he’d become transparent, he’d lost his purpose, his meaning, and, all those long hours he’d pulled in those late nights at the office were for naught, and, had he paid a bit MORE attention to his kids and wife regularly, maybe, they would be able to see him, who knows, it doesn’t matter, as he’d already, turned, transparent now!!!