Monday, April 3, 2017

「好歹鄰居一場」How Does One Sentence of My Daughter Chang My Perspective Forever

Once upon a time, there appeared a lot of cockroaches in our kitchen. My first reaction was trying to find something to smash them. My daughter stopped me by saying, "Don't! They've been our neighbors no matter what!" 
從前,有一天,我家廚房裏來了好多蟑螂。我的第一反應是找個東西來打,女兒阻止我道:「別呀,好歹鄰居一場!」
I laughed and was amazed by her "neighbor" perspective of the cockroaches. Since then I've never hated them again. And that is also the reason why I didn't feel upset when I saw the ants in my kitchen today. I regarded them as a happy sign to announce to me: spring is here after a long, long winter. 
我笑得肚子都痛了。從此以後再看見蟑螂之類的蟲子時,也不再有討厭的感覺,而真的就當它們是「鄰居」。這就是爲什麼今天在廚房裏看到已經絕跡了一冬的螞蟻時,我也沒有難過,而是高興的想:我的「鄰居」在向我報告春的消息!

2017年3月27日

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