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《 con1con1 》Zhū Zìqīng
yànzi qù le ，yǒu zài lái de shíhou ；yángliǔ kū le ，yǒu zài qīng de shíhou ；táohuā xiè le ，yǒu zài kāi de shíhou 。dànshì ，cōngming de ，nǐ gàosu wǒ ，wǒmen de rìzi wèishénme never to return ne ？——shì yǒurén tōu le tāmen ba ，nà shì shéi ？yòu cáng zài hé chù ne ？shì tāmen zìjǐ táozǒu le ba ——rújīn yòu dào le nǎli ne ？
If swallows go away, they will come back again. If willows wither, they will turn green again. If peach blossoms fade, they will flower again. But, tell me, you the wise, why should our days go by never to return? Perhaps they have been stolen by someone. But who could it be and where could he hide them? Perhaps they have just run away by themselves. But where could they be at the present moment?
wǒ bù zhīdào tāmen gěi le wǒ duōshao rìzi ，dàn wǒ de shǒu quèhū shì jiànjiàn kōngxū le 。zài mòmò lǐ suàn zhe ，bā qiān duō rìzi yǐjīng cóng wǒ shǒuzhōng liū qù ，xiàng zhēnjiān shàng yī dī shuǐ dī zài Dàhǎi lǐ ，wǒ de rìzi dī zài shíjiān de liú lǐ ，méiyǒu shēngyīn ，yěméiyǒu yǐngzi 。wǒ bùjīn hàncéncén ér lèishānshān le 。
I don't know how many days I am entitled to altogether, but my quota of them is undoubtedly wearing away. Counting up silently, I find that more than 8,000 days have already slipped away through my fingers. Like a drop of water falling off a needle point into the ocean, my days are quietly dripping into the stream of time without leaving a trace. At the thought of this, sweat oozes from my forehead and tears trickle down my cheeks.
qù de jǐnguǎn qù le ，lái de jǐnguǎn láizhe ；qù lái de zhōngjiān ，yòu zěnyàng de cōngcōng ne ？zǎoshang wǒ qǐlái de shíhou ，xiǎowū lǐ shè jìn liǎng sān fāng xiéxiéde tàiyáng 。tàiyáng tā yǒu jiǎo ā ，qīngqīng qiāoqiāo de nuóyí le ；wǒ yě mángmángrán gēn zhe xuánzhuǎn 。yúshì ——xǐshǒu de shíhou ，rìzi cóng shuǐ pén lǐ guòqù ；chīfàn de shíhou ，rìzi cóng fànwǎn lǐ guòqù ；mòmò shí ，biàn cóng níngrán de shuāngyǎn qián guòqù 。
What is gone is gone, what is to come keeps coming. How swift is the transition in between! When I get up in the morning, the slanting sun casts two or three squarish patches of light into my small room. The sun has feet too, edging away softly and stealthily. And, without knowing it, I am already caught in its revolution .Thus the day flows away through the sink when I wash my hands; vanishes in the rice bowl when I have my meal; passes away quietly before the fixed gaze of my eyes when I am lost in reverie
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