【以卵击石】 To Beat the Stone with Eggs


是有生命力的
顽固成长
却强不过
捕食者饥饿的催促
但失去了也不可惜


是有生命力的
坚强繁殖
却沦落为
为人类产卵的机器
但堕落了也不可惜

超市买回来的鸡蛋
虽没生命力
被某家人当早餐
被某青年当营养
被某餐馆当御膳
被某示威者当手榴弹
也另有价值

生命成被利用的资源
成就了另一个生命
是轮回
是自然


以卵击石的牺牲
没什么好可惜
价值在于
以自己的脆弱
衬托生命力的坚韧

Translated:

An egg
Brimming with life
Strives to grow and survive
Failed to overcome
The predators hunger
Yet it is never a waste

A chicken
Brimming with life
Strives to procreate
Became relegated
In a production line for farm produce
Yet this downgrade is not a waste

For the eggs bought off the shelf
Despite its lack of life
Became a family’s breakfast
Became a teenager’s nutrients
Became a restaurant’s fine dining dish
Became a protestor’s grenade
A transformation giving
A new lease of life

Life becomes a resource
And feeds another life
Is all but cyclical
Is all but natural

And
To beat the stone with an egg
Is not wasting the egg
The value lies with
The display of one’s hardiness in spirit
Through one’s physical vulnerabilities


There is beauty in life in many ways.

Even an absence of it, or lack thereof, it can be beautiful.
It is the way and perspective one sees life I guess.

I see life as something more abstract, like wrapped in an aura of life force,
created and drained in amazing ways. And I am I just starting to appreciate it.


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