Sometimes, the inner drive is like the magic of the stage. My brain bloated badly. Once I returned to Shanghai from a family trip, I longed to take part in a sketch activity. It opened up slowly around the Secret Love, and felt like emptying yourself.
An old story began.
My Grade Three primary school teacher Mr Hu was a fresh meat from a neighbouring town. He came as a volunteer to teach us in 1999. No one knew I was precocious. After all, it was only the third grade of primary school! But when it came to the end of the school year, Mr Hu had to leave. I cried.
On the morning when he said goodbye, he slowly crossed a stone bridge. I just stared at his back. Tears flooded my face.
When all the classmates had left, he turned his head with a smile that broke my heart, waving his hand for me to go home.
I smiled back, one hand covering my mouth and the other waving goodbye. He moved on, and never looked back. I watched him disappear into the distance.
I didn’t know what secret love was, but it was the feeling of not willing to give up and not willing to accept. I knew I might never see him again.
Now, it feels funny. Who can fathom the poetic picture between man and woman?
MOOOOE Studio hosts Life Drawing on Saturdays, organized by Inja.
Time: 3-6pm Add: 2F, Building 20A, 2577Longhua Rd, Shanghai.
About Heather Cai:
Heather is the daughter of a subsistence rice farmer from Fujian Province, China. She tells stories from her experience as one of the poorest. She writes her dream to share with the world, a very personal place. She has now written two English literary novels and is looking to being published in the UK. Her passion is a splendid cocktail or milkshake of word, image, music and art. She likes collecting books, DVDs, papers, stones, shells and leaves. She desires for all forms of natural beauty. She is currently living in Shanghai and serving as Sergeant-at-arms (SAA) for Shanghai Leadership Toastmasters Club.
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