(An Ordinary, But Extremely Extraordinary, Chinese-Style Mother)接上页博讯www.peacehall.com
As I stood there watching my mother’s back in a red sweater gradually disappearing in the stream of people, somehow a term suddenly emerged in my mind, “a Chinese-style mother.” Yes, this was an ordinary, and yet an extremely extraordinary, Chinese-style mother.
Although living in a peaceful era, she still had to suffer again and again, bitter, unnecessary and groundless separations that felt like death. Yet she never complained. And she always tried her best to open her arms, arms that were turning older and stiffer, to embrace and offer protection to all her loved ones.
It will soon be Mother’s Day again. I wrote this article with my face bathed in tears. I wanted to dedicate it to mother; yet I hesitated, as I didn’t want her to know that I once had that kind of extreme mindset towards her when I was a child.
Mother is getting older now, and I don’t want to upset her.