Neighbours ~ 邻居

We have been neighbors for twenty over years. For all these years, I only knew her as the lady who lives in the apartment with a forest of plants outside. In the pigeon hole neighbourhood, we do not talk much. I did not know her name or family or how many people are there in the apartment.

Today, I left home early. For someone who loves to sleep, I had always waited till the very last minute before I wake up to prepare to go out. However, today, I woke up early. I don’t know why. But everything seems to be special today.

So special that even the people I met tends to be special. When I pass by the “forest” outside this particular neighbor’s place, she was watering her plants. I stopped to chit chat a little with her since well, I am early anyway.

It is when we chit chatted that I got to know, she actually planted all those plants in memory of her Mum, who loves plants; I also learnt that when cactus gets too much water, they would turn mushy. Three times a week is considered rather generous.

It pays to wake up earlier sometimes.

做了二十几年的邻居,我只认得对方是那位住在门外花草种得有如森林一般的单位。不知道姓名,不知道家事,甚至屋里住着几位都不清楚。

今天,我提早出门了。贪睡的我,向来是等到最后一分钟才愿意起床的。今天却因为破天荒地早起床,早出门了。这一天,不知道为什么,一切都特别了。

连出门后碰见的人都特别了。经过该邻居的家门外,我见她正在为自己家门前的植物浇水。停下脚步,与她聊聊天,反正,还有时间嘛。。。

聊天后才知道,原来她家门外的植物会那么都是为了纪念那位爱植物已故的妈妈;原来仙人掌如果有过量的水是会变软、糊的,一个星期三次已经是很慷慨了。

原来早起床也是有好处的。

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One Response to Neighbours ~ 邻居

  1. 思斌 says:

    也可以那么说,就是每天都尝试一样有异于平时规律化的生活作息,应该就会有新的发现还是启发。。。

    我常做的有,走不一样的路线(虽然远些)、不一样的时间出门(跟你那天一样)、叫不一样的菜等~

    简单生活也会变得更精彩!

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