The essay is to commemorate a missing friend of me. I will use English, 日本語, and 普通话 in the essay.
To make it anonymous, I will use “G” to refer to the friend.
As what Confucius said, “Time is just like the running water in the river, going farther and farther away into indefinite distance continuously, without letup day and night.” Everyone is a passenger, traveling on a train which is called “life”. During the lengthy journey, we have made many acquaintances and few of them become our companions, so I have been treasuring every fellows I met.
Two years ago, I was still a student in maybe a middle school. One day, the classmate, who always got the lowest mark in all the exams, suddenly vanished from our class. At first, nobody gave a reason and it was not until the class adviser said in a playful tone that the classmate had got a bad disease and had an operation of his kidneys that we knew why he vanished. The class adviser finally implied that the student had illegally stayed down somehow using the operation as an excuse. The incident was buried deeply in my memories. In comparison, G’s circumstance is horriblely analogous.
After the departure of G, evidently, I felt lonely from time to time. I’ve lost a good, or the best in other word, friend in the senior high. I’ve lost a person whom I can chat easily with, a person whom I can share many common hobbies with, and a person whom I can share the truth with.
In the end, the journey has never stopped. The train is still on its way. G, as a passenger I met and worth treasuring, I won’t forget him for a long time even if he get off the train first. I won’t forget what he looks like, as well as his name. By the way, he has an elegent name with 4 Chinese characters —— 7abb6119da7a92f508466aedffa34c25 (MD5)
Hopefully, one day I may meet G somewhere in the crowd, and at that moment, I will take his hands then give him a big hug. By convention, I’ll enclose a piece of saying in the very end of the story:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll take a cup of kindness yet, For days of auld lang syne.
Dedicated to my dear friend G.
March 10th, 2023