Monday, January 28, 2008

under the same roof

rafael, both daddy and mummy moved out from our families when we were around 24 or 25. will you do the same when you are of the same age? i understand that you will prefer to have your own home (either living alone or with your girlfriend) instead of staying with us when you grow up and are financially capable... i know that's good for you to learn how to be independent... but still, i know your mother will have mixed feelings about this when it really comes! : )

白居易 《燕詩》

梁上有雙燕,翩翩雄與雌
銜泥兩椽間,一巢生四兒
四兒日夜長,索食聲孜孜
青蟲不易捕,黃口無飽期
嘴爪雖欲弊,心力不知疲
須臾十來往,猶恐巢中飢
辛勤三十日,母瘦雛漸肥
喃喃教言語,一一刷毛衣
一旦羽翼成,引上庭樹枝
舉翅不回顧,隨風四散飛
雌雄空中鳴,聲盡呼不歸
卻入空巢裡,啁啾終夜悲
燕燕爾勿悲,爾當反自思
思爾為雛日,高飛背母時
當時父母念,今日爾應知


P.S. that old chinese poem came to my mind when i was writing this thread. but don't worry amy, i am sure rafael won't be like the swallow in the poem.. : )

1 comment:

lena said...

amy! it's lena, your cousin in the U.S.! i'm so happy to see your little raphael growing so fast, and your happy family!! :) here is my new email, my old email was hacked :( kwong.lena@hotmail.com write me when you get the chance!!!