曲径通幽 1/31/2006 14:05
这些天忙着参加(还不是组织)party,没有顾上读书和画画。很久没有画画了,就感觉自己像是一个vampire很久没吸到血,快蔫了,而且ready to attack (books and 画板)。上半也上不进去了。于是只好跟老板说要请一天事假回家画画了,他说,去吧。所以我要回家读书画画去了-吸血去了,受不了了。

新年的打算是low-key, 潜心读书画画,体验感知美好的存在,尽自己的能力作点好事。要避免热闹的事情,除非是我喜欢的事。

为中国贫困学生捐钱是一直想做的事,以前有一段时间非常关注中国女性问题,包括中国女性自杀(居世界之首)。买了许多“农家女”,在6年前是妇联所办面对中国农村女性的唯一期刊。记得读过一些农村女孩子写的信和故事,从字里行间可以看到她们的聪慧灵气一点不亚于我们在城市里长大的优秀的女孩子,她们对于读书求知的渴望,但往往只因为家里没有10元人民币而戳了学(往往先用于供家里的男孩子读书),她们的伤心失落和无助跃然纸上,有的甚至有不想活了的念头。

2002年因参加哈佛的一个工作项目去了一趟陕西镇安县,当时一个农家孩子考取了清华,不仅没钱买火车票去学校,事实上家里都没钱让他座公共车到镇上去拿清华的录取通知书,后来也是通过募集捐款才成行。

我知道我们在美国的人大部分也不富裕,肯定不是大款。但我想10元人民币还是有的吧?愿意多的多捐,不富裕的可以少捐,捐的人多了汇在一起就有可能为别人做了一件很重要的好事,这种事为什么不做呢?

我是从北大毕业的,当然也是个理想主义者。到美国来的时候的初衷并不是寻个人的梦而来,但最初的困难包括经济上不能自救使一个理想主义者痛苦不堪。开始还痛苦的挣扎,后来就慢慢的“适应”了,后来又意识到这一生恐怕做不出什么大事了。于是对孔夫子的中庸有了理解,那就做一些能做的事,一点一点慢慢来做,而且这一点一点的积累是不容忽视的。因为找不到组织,又豁然开朗其实慈善是不分国界的所以前些年开始给“feed the children” 和画廊捐点款。

我知道许多人都是愿意做好事的,但有时候觉得捐一点不好意思,捐多了自己还有困难,完全可以理解这种心态。我以前没意识到,但潜意识里一直在等,等我有能力那一天。也是一日里忽然明白了我可能这一生都没有那一天了(即不爱当官又不爱挣钱的闲云野鹤能干什么)。我觉得只要捐
Most people keep thinking about it, but never have chance to put it into practice. Actually it's very easy once you started. And not a lot of money to you either, not a burden at all. You'll feel happy when you see the kids over there growing up!

So called, 不积跬步,不致千里! Start it and keep doing! It's good deeds for you as well!
Gesmy at 1/31/2006 21:10 快速引用
support 你吧.

不过我的想法是不同的.
WoJian at 1/31/2006 21:19 快速引用
I notice OCEF in 2002. I just saw the logo in mitbbs, went to its web, and sent a check without any thought.

I know that the money for Hope Project never reached the students' hands compeletly. So it is Ok if OCEF keeps some money for its running. At least they always remember the people in china, work ways to help them, and input a lot of effort . Even 1% of the donation goes to the hand of students, I will still appreciate it.

I just have no time for doubt. A little more money means nothing to me. But it can bring a little happiness to who need it. I just know that the more you doubt it, the more you become hesitate. And at last give up or forget completely.

But OCEF is very responsible. I did receive a letter for confirmation, and got the financial reports on web. Later I meet some other volunteers in Boston area. At that time, there are only a few. But they are very impressive, young, beatiful, intelligent, and really nice. From first sight in such a group, I just think I can trust them and love them.

For the coming charity concert, I really appreciate their work. OCEF is very loose group, based on the work of volunteers. That means there are no outside obligation, They spent a lot of time, money, and energy on it without any benefit for themselves.

I do the simplest work for it, write a check once evey year.

oops



I also care about '女性问题', not just chinese woman. Sometime, I boast I am a feminiist. I care our byborn and social pain, burden, and right. I want to become one of many happy woman. Now I will strongly recommon the book 'Our bodies, ourselves for the new century : a book by and for women'. It talks about all the aspects of woman daily life.

Be happy, all women on this website.
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mybeing at 1/31/2006 21:26 快速引用
mybeing :
I just know that the more you doubt it, the more you become hesitate. And at last give up or forget completely.

smile




This is so true!!!!
Gesmy at 1/31/2006 21:32 快速引用
support
april at 2/08/2006 00:16 快速引用
我看过一个女性访谈节目,在某一年的妇女节,他们邀请了一位陕西女农民,名字不登大雅之堂,叫"刘小样",但她的心灵那样敏感纤细,追求自己独立的感性,对于美的,文明的,知性的一切,充满纯真的向往,她有感受生活,赋于生活以想象力的能力,也许她还不能理性地反省生活并赋于它以某种价值观,我还是为她深深感动.
现场观众有些倒很麻木,也许觉得此女活得真不现实,但殊不知,可笑与狭隘的正是他们呢.中国经济与民众的教育要真能齐头并进,中国人的生命力与创造力就会不再受到压抑,尤其对于中国女性,这是多好的事啊.
飞鸿踏雪泥 at 2/08/2006 01:13 快速引用
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