Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chubby Auntie / 胖阿姨


胖阿姨早上在萬芳醫院捷運站發報紙好幾年,每天她會給我好明亮的微笑,我的心情總是因此一振。前一陣子胖阿姨再也沒有出現,我想了幾個星期,幻想她或許生病了、或許遠遊。

Chubby Auntie had been handing out free newspapers in the Wanfang Hospital MRT station for several years. Every day her bright smile would light up my day. However, a while ago, Chubby Auntie  vanished without a trace. I wondered if she fell ill or if she went on a long journey. 



        那一陣子聽了繪本作家馬尼尼爲的演講,對於海的旅館有非常嚮往的心情,那是可以獨處的空間。

     I happened to attend a talk given by the illustrator Maniniwe then. I long to spend some time in her "Sea Hotel," where I will have all the time and space to myself. 



        也許胖阿姨去了海的旅館。

        想不到有一天居然在家裡的捷運站遇見胖阿姨,原來派報社不再雇用胖阿姨了。

        我居然如此想念一個近似陌生人的胖阿姨‧‧‧‧‧‧


     Maybe Chubby Auntie went to the Sea Hotel. 

     One day I encountered Chubby Auntie coincidentally in the MRT station near home. She explained to me that she is no longer employed by the newspaper. 

     Strangely, I miss such a stranger so much that my heart aches... 

2 comments:

Darrent Chen said...

每天早上的微笑,如果是陌生人,那也是熟悉的陌生人、活力的陌生人

Weichuen You said...

真的有一種無法斷絕的熟悉感耶!