[Johnnie’s Note] The following essay was written by Miss Janey Walker, who is a freshwoman from an university in Shanghai, China. Johnnie want to express his heartful thank to the author.
We always want to find our own way to live. It’s almost the same as a dream or something about future. What’s the real meaning of our life? Why do we live on the land? What’s the aim that we want to pursuit? Some people envy of others and some just want to have a comfortable and steady life. But whatever you want, you just have one life. It means that you haven’t got any time to dress rehearsal your life.
As many people I often like to escape life when I feel sad or some other negative feels appear. When I was young, the teacher asked me “What’s your dream?” I often answered “My dream is find my dream.” Actually, dream is a heavenliness question in my mind, but when I grow up, I think it’s also a simple thing, it should be a personal life style, living attitude, a kind of character and any other things which you want to possess. After reading LongYingtai’s book, I think about the methed again. What do we live for? And what would we fight for? It really a difficult question. I like one of the stories in her book. It’s a story about Van Gogh. His most famous painting《Starry Night》was created in a rough environment——a nursing home where is quite boring,he was observing the sky in a bored lunatic asylum, to draw the true meaning of his life, but he always looking up to the sky. He could only see a big and bright Hesper. He said that the night was more fervent than the day. Up till now I have been moved by this picture. As far as I concerned, the enthusiam is not only the Hesper, but also his attitude about life, his warm heart and the sight of dream.Every thing has its own beauty , but it can not be seen by anybody. Life sometimes might be boring to somebody, but we can change our mindset, if it’s rainy , we can turn our rainy mood into sunshine. I try my best to cherish all the things around me. Perhpas one day, all around us may be changed. So if I got a chance, I will try to do things better. Now I become crazy about shooting. Having a chance to do my favourite thing is really enjoyable. Sometimes, life is like a reel of chess. Assault and relinquish may be useless at whiles. I am greatful to what I have got. And I will live in the direction of my mind and put my own heart into it to play my own chess well. To the best of my believe is the condition instantly.