17867 Hu XX, 9th Grade, Female
Translated by Sara Qiu
I was born in an ordinary and common family. When I was younger, life was very happy because my family took care of me meticulously and loved me. They let me grow up free from anxieties.
But the happy time was short. I barely experienced the taste of being happy, and the wheels of the fate just stopped. The illusion of the 5 happy years had gone without saying goodbye, they completely disappeared from this world. My parents left this world in a car accident, at that moment the younger me did not understand the concept of death. Not only I did not cry out loud nor I felt sad, I was ignorant, too simple, I didn’t know the “cruelness” of the world. As the time passed, I gradually grew up, and finally understood I lost the uniqueness of love and care. My life became an apple with a huge gap, I used to complain, why the world treated me so unfairly? I started to see life with negativity, believing the outlook was bleak and gradually losing the courage to face life.
I always stared at the sky in a daze, with my mind with a blank and I didn’t know what my heart was thinking. The thought of death made my heart shiver and I didn’t dare to go alone at night. When I saw my grandparents’ face full of wrinkles, I decided to cheer up. There are no insurmountable ups and downs in this world. I secretly vowed in my heart: I must study hard and face the world with a new look and attitude. I have to change my destiny, I have to climb the top of the mountain and look at the rest of the world. Do not let the bad wheels to stay by my side. I will use my hands to create a piece of my own blue sky.
Now, my grandparents are over sixty. My father suffers from high blood pressure. When the weather is hot he feels dizzy. My grandmother has problems in her stomach and has rheumatism, when there is rain and wind it relapses. But they never expressed their pain, because they didn’t want to make me sad. They wanted me to be happy just as the others little kids.