A land of sweat and blood is a treasure

2022-04-24 0 By

The land of sweat and blood is a treasure. Dedicated writers write down stories passed down orally by their fathers, and the results become epics, family Chronicles, and great literature.Mo Yan’s sorghum fields, marquez’s fantasy Latin America from his grandmother.I recently read a novel called Autumn Garden by Yang Benfen, an ordinary factory worker who took up writing after she was 70, taking time out of her kitchen to care for her wife, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and writing about her mother’s life story.She was a little timid at first, she says in the preface, but once she got into it, “it was like walking with a pen and reliving her long life.”After writing, the manuscript weighs 8 jin.The book’s afterword was written by Yang benfen’s daughter, three generations of whom are not famous, but so heartfelt and touching that one person called it “a very thin book, a very heavy life.”I recommended this book to my mother, who has recently become an avid writer.My mother’s writing began when a pair of pearl – necked turtledoves flew by on her balcony during her miserable isolation.From nesting, laying and hatching to breaking, feeding and taking off, observation and recording gradually became a new habit for her.After taking a lot of photos and videos and taking a lot of data, my mom felt the need to revisit the story and start writing.My mother often jokes that she has only junior high school education and limited skills, but she takes it very seriously.Sit at the kitchen table every day, scribbling, typing, surfing the Internet, from morning till night, and put aside all recreational activities for it.She regularly sent the results to just three readers, me, my uncle and my grandfather, asking them to comment on their feelings, revise them again and again, and illustrate the passages.This spontaneous writing is perhaps the purest pleasure in the world.Now the four members of the pearl neck turtledove family often fly to the balcony to eat millet, and my mother also began to write about the flowers and plants at home and her views on various social issues.For example, she wrote: “We humans have been affected by COVID-19, but plants and birds have not been afraid of COVID-19. Instead, they have grown more brazen and wild with less human interference because people have stayed at home.”I like many of her thoughts and expressions and encourage her to write more.(To be continued) Review: Lei Hong guo Zihua proofread: Liu Yunshi Pan Xiaoting Editor: Pan Xiaoting