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The moment of life---Qingming

Popularity 4Viewed 1966 times 2019-4-2 15:28 |System category:Life

Every solar year around April 5th, it is Qingming. For Chinese people, it is a big day to memorialze ancestors.

Last Sunday morning,i went to my late husband’s cemetery with my daughter. This is the fourth year since he left us alone. we went one week earlier than the official day to avoid the crowd and the noise of the firecrackers.

I used to pay for the guard of the cemetery to play the firecracks,and he always did it in a hurry. this year,although a little scared of playing the firecrackers,I decided to do it myself. So we could have enough time to put up food,drinks and fruits,lit some paper money,bowed down and asked the dead people to enjoy the meal.

I would often break down in tears with a desperate,sinking feelings when alone,but i pretended to be brave in front of my daughter. She was a little worried about the day and I promised her everything would be fine.

Finally,after cleaning up the tomb,on our way home,all her anxiety was released. so did I. I was proud of myself for saving the money and bringing the strength of the life to both my daughter and myself.


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Reply Report voice_cd 2019-4-2 16:18
Your blog has been recommended to the homepage. Thanks for sharing with us your story.
Reply Report KristaChen 2019-4-2 17:31
voice_cd: Your blog has been recommended to the homepage. Thanks for sharing with us your story.
when  i tried to click it on the homepage, it says privacy settings. So i guess nobody could read it. and i don't know why it happens.
Reply Report GhostBuster 2019-4-2 22:53
We are with you!
Reply Report KristaChen 2019-4-5 08:02
GhostBuster: We are with you!
thanks!
Reply Report GhostBuster 2019-4-5 18:44
We are members of this large family known as THE WORLD - we are the children!
Reply Report SEARU 2019-4-6 15:18
voice_cd: Your blog has been recommended to the homepage. Thanks for sharing with us your story.
Yes, good art work comes from real life that can touch the depth of our soul!
Reply Report Mishao 2019-4-7 09:01
Yes,a moving story. Best of luck!
Reply Report KristaChen 2019-4-7 13:21
SEARU: Yes, good art work comes from real life that can touch the depth of our soul!
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