From East to West – Yuan Hang

With all my savings
I, by myself,
Came from east to west
Willing to give up everything
To be free.

I  brought
Immense courage,
Curiosity,
A desire to escape,
And a hope to find myself.

Tens of thousands of miles
Is one way to break free.
I have learned
To live on my own
And to be myself.

I am becoming used to the rain here;
Like my closest friend
She comes to see me often.
When I weep, she weeps.
When I laugh, she laughs.
When I write, she reads.

Yuan Hang, 2003

 

带上全部的积蓄
一个人飘洋过海
为了自由,我宁愿无依无靠
 
无畏的勇气
是好奇?
是逃避?
是寻找自己
 
万里的距离
是一种解脱
学会了自己去生活
学会了做自己
 
习惯了这里的雨
如同闺蜜
常常来
和我一起流泪
和我一起欢笑
和我一起回忆
远航,2003