Thoughts on My Mother's Birthday 母親生日感懷

Thoughts on My Mother's Birthday 母親生日感懷

Just called my dear mum in China to wish her happy birthday. I never forgot her birthday; and would always call her on this day ever since I left China in 2001. 

剛剛打電話給身在中國的媽媽,祝她生日快樂。自我2001年離開中國後,每年她的生日我都會打電話給她。
However, when I heard she saying that she was already 76 years old, I felt a little "shocked" somehow . I only remembered her birthday, but seldom tried to "calculate" how old she was. For me, mum in just mum, forever my dear mum. Still a little bit difficult to cope with the fact that she is already 76 years old. How fast time is flying!

今天當她在電話中提到,她已76歲時,我居然覺得有點小吃驚。因爲雖然我總是記得她的生日,卻好像從來沒計算過她今年已經多大了。在我心中,母親就是母親,永遠的母親。而「76歲的母親」,讓我的思想有點一下子轉不過彎來。

母親已經76歲高齡了嗎?時間過得這麼快嗎?

想到這點,自離開中國以後的離多聚少,真是讓人心中黯然。
Good news is, she told me that she had NOT been harassed by the Chinese Communist Party for a while now. 

不過,好消息是,她告訴我,最近一段時間,中國當局沒再騷擾她了。我不知這是否與我去年寫的這封致川普總統的公開信
(https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/2017/11/4/an-open-letter-to-president-trump-regarding-his-visit-to-china?rq=Trump) 以及這篇媒體報導有關:
https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/2017/11/6/china-warns-lady-dont-contact-trump-so-she-writes-an-open-letter-exposing-the-unbelievable?rq=Trump

I am not sure whether it was because my "Open Letter to President Trump Regarding His Visit to China"(https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/2017/11/4/an-open-letter-to-president-trump-regarding-his-visit-to-china?rq=Trump), as well as this report: 
China warns lady ‘don’t contact Trump,’ so she writes an open letter exposing the unbelievable
https://www.jenniferzengblog.com/home/2017/11/6/china-warns-lady-dont-contact-trump-so-she-writes-an-open-letter-exposing-the-unbelievable?rq=Trump
For me, I always believe that we shouldn't keep silent when evil things are happening. We need to expose them.

不過呢,就我來說,我一直相信揭露邪惡總是對的。保持沉默就是在幫邪惡的忙。
再次祝親愛的母親生日快樂!
 

 My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

 Photos: My dear mother and father when they were young.圖: 我父母年輕時。

Photos: My dear mother and father when they were young.圖: 我父母年輕時。

 My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

 My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

My mother when she was young. 母親年輕時。

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