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We're all gonna die.

Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens (USA)

The evil, it spread like a fever ahead
It was night when you died, my firefly
What could I have said to raise you from the dead?
Oh, could I be the sky on the Fourth of July?

“Well, you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry?
Tell me, what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
Or the Fourth of July?
We’re all gonna die”

Sitting at the bed with the halo at your head
Was it all a disguise, like junior high?
Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction
Now, where am I? My fading supply

“Did you get enough love, my little dove?
Why do you cry?
And I’m sorry I left, but it was for the best
Though it never felt right
My little Versailles”

The hospital asked, “Should the body be cast?”
Before I say goodbye, my star in the sky
Such a funny thought to wrap you up in cloth
Do you find it all right, my dragonfly?

“Shall we look at the moon, my little loon?
Why do you cry?
Make the most of your life, while it is rife
While it is light”

“Well, you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry?
Tell me, what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
Or the Fourth of July?
We’re all gonna die”

We’re all gonna die


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Lilian

Lyrics by Song, Dong-Ye (P.R. China)
词 宋东野(中国)

The loner started a journey, she found
她發現孤獨的人準備動身
And in the darkness of the dusk, she prayed
於是就禱告著黃昏
Deep in the night she turned and heard
直到夜里她轉頭聽見
a desperate groan
悲傷的嗚咽
A loving lady
一個善良的女子
and her long hair
長髮垂肩
Along with the steps of the dusk,
她已跟隨黃昏
she came
來臨

And her jade green clothes, in the fire,
翠綠的衣裳在爐火中
were merely ashes and dust
化為灰燼
The fire lighted the night,
升起火焰一直燒到
until dawn
黎明
Until the lady
一直到那女子
dashed towards the door
推開門離去
She whispered
她自言自語

“Far away from where I stand,
「在離這很遠的地方
there is a beach
有一片海灘
My loner, he’s at sea,
孤獨的人他就在海上
under sail
撐著船帆
If you see him
如果你看到他
on the shore
回到海岸
Please tell him your name
就請你告訴他你的名字
and my name
我的名字

Lilian”
莉莉安」


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Marriage and childbearing

My sister got married a few months ago and had a baby quickly just after that.

In my eyes, she didn’t love his husband that much and so did her husband, just because the time came, and she naturally thinks she should get married like others. She met her current husband on a blind date. Through the introduction of a mutual friend, they knew each other for a while and then began to prepare to get married.

Less than a month after they got married, she became pregnant, and then the two families were also immersed in the joy of the upcoming baby. I know that she chose to get pregnant quickly not because she particularly likes children but because the time has come and she should do it.

She is 28 years old. In Chinese society, it seems unthinkable not to get married at the age of 28, especially for women. I don’t know if this is a tragedy to her or to the child. I hope I won’t end up like this in the future.