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My husband is an engineer by profession. I love him for his steady nature, and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad shoulders. Three years of courtship and now, two years into marriage, I would have to admit, that I am getting tired of it. The reasons for my loving him before, has now transformed into the cause of all my restlessness. I am a sentimental woman and extremely sensitive when it comes to a relationship and my feelings. I yearn for the romantic moments, like a little girl yearning for candy. My husband, is my complete opposite, his lack of sensitivity, and the inability of bringing romantic moments into our marriage has disheartened me about love. One day, I finally decided to tell him my decision, that I wanted a divorce.

"Why?" he asked, shocked. "

"I am tired, there are no reasons for everything in the world!" I answered. He kept silent the whole night, seemed to be in deep thought with a lighted cigarette at all times.

My felling of disappointment only increased, here was a man who can't even express his predicament, what else can I hope from him? And finally he asked me,

"What can I do to change your mand?" Somebody said it right, it's hard to change a person's personality, and I guess, I have started losing faith in him.

Looking deep into his eyes I slowly answered: "Here is the question, if you can answer and convince my heart, I will change my mind. Let's say, I want a flower located on the face of a mountain cliff, and we both are sure that picking the flower will cause your death, will you do it for me?" He said: "I will give you your the answer tomorrow ." My hopes just sank by listening to his response.

I woke up the next morning to find him gone, and saw a piece of paper with his scratchy handwriting, underneath a milk glass, on the dining table near the front door, that goes, "My dear, I would not pick that flower for you, but please allow me to explain the reasons further." This first line was already breaking my heart. I continued reading. "When you use the computer you always mess up the software programs, and you cry in front of the screen, I have to save my fingers so that I can help to restore the programs.

"You always leave the house keys behind, thus I have to save my legs to rush home to open the door for you. You love traveling but always lose your way in a new city, I have to save my eyes to show you the way.

"You always have the cramps whenever your good friend approaches every month, I have to save my palms so that I can calm the cramps in your tummy. You like to stay indoors, and I worry that you will be infected by infantile autism. I have to save my mouth to tell you jokes and stories to cure your boredom.

"You always stare at the computer, and that will do nothing good for your eyes, I have to save my eyes so that when we grow old, I can help to clip your nails, and help to remove those annoying white hairs. So I can also hold your hand while strolling down the beach, as you enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful sand and tell you the colour of flowers, just like the color of the glow on your young face .

"Thus, my dear, unless I am sure that there is someone who loves you more than I do, I could not pick that flower yet, and die. " My tears fell on the letter, and blurred the ink of his handwriting and as I continued on reading.

 "Now, that you have finished reading my answer, if you are satisfied, please open the front door for I am standing outside bringing your favorite bread and fresh milk."

I rushed to pull open the door, and saw his anxious face, clutching tightly with his hands, the milk bottle and loaf of bread. Now I am very sure that no one will ever love me as much as he does, and I have decided to leave the flower alone.

That's life, and love. When one is surrounded by love, the feeling of excitement fades aways, and one tends to ignore the true love that lies in between the peace and dullness.

平淡的爱

我丈夫是名职业工程师,我爱他稳重的性格,喜欢将头倚在他宽阔的肩膀上时那种温暖的感觉。经过三年的恋爱直到现在两年,我不得不承认,我已经有些厌倦的,当初让我爱上他的理由,现在已经变成了我所有烦恼的根源。我是一个多愁善感的女人,在感情方面极度敏感,我渴望着浪漫时刻,就像小女孩向往着糖果一样。然而,我的丈夫与我截然相反,他缺乏感性,无法给我们的婚姻生活带来浪漫情调,这使我对爱情感到沮丧。有一天,我终于下决心告诉他我的决定,我想要离婚。

“为什么?”他问道,深感震惊。“我已经厌倦了,世界上不是所有事情都有原因的。”我回答。整整一夜,他沉默不语,似乎陷入深深的思索当中,手里始终拿着一支点燃的香烟。

我的失望在不断加深,这个男人,他甚至不知道如何表达自己的困境,我还能指望他做什么?最后,他问我:“我如何做才能改变你的心意?”有人说的对,改变一个人的本性是很难的,我想我已经开始对他失去信心了。

 深深地注视着他的眼睛,我慢慢地回答说:“这儿有一道题,如果你的答案能让我信服,我就会改变我的决定。听着,我想要悬崖上的一朵花,我们都清楚采那朵花会让你送命,你会为我摘下那朵花吗?”他说:“我明天给你答案。”听到他的回答,我的希望在一点点破灭。

第二天早上,当我醒来时,发现他已经走了。我看到在前门口的餐桌上,有一张他压在牛奶杯下的纸条,上面用潦草的字迹写道:

“亲爱的,我不会为你去摘那朵花,但请允许我解释一下为什么。”这第一行字已经让我心碎了,我继续读下去:“当你使用电脑时,你总是把程序弄得一团糟,你还喜欢在屏幕面前哭,我必须保留我的手指,这样我才能帮你恢复那些程序。”

“你出门总忘记带钥匙,因此我必须保留我的双腿,这样才能跑回家为你开门;你喜欢旅游,但总在陌生的城市里迷路,我必须保留我的眼睛来为你指路。”

“当你的‘好朋友’每月来临时,你总会腹痛,我必须保留我的手掌来缓解你的疼痛;你喜欢待在屋子里,我担心你会患上孤独症,我必须保留我的嘴来给你说笑话和讲故事,为你解闷。”

“你总是坐在电脑前,这对你的眼睛没有好处,我必须保留我的眼睛,这样,当我们变老时,我能帮你剪指甲,帮你拔掉那些讨厌的白头发;我还可以握着你的手,在海边漫步,让你享受阳光与美丽的沙滩。我还可以告诉你那些花朵的颜色,它们就像你年轻面孔上醉人的酡红。”

“因此,亲爱的,除非我确信有一个人比我更爱你,否则我不会因摘那朵花而送命。”我的眼泪滴到了信纸上,字迹变得模糊起来,我继续往下读:

“现在,你终于看完了答案,如果你感到满意,请打开前门,因为我正拿着你喜欢的面包和鲜牛奶站在外面。”

我奔过去拉开门,看到他焦灼不安的站在那里,双手紧握着一瓶牛奶和一条面包。现在,我终于确信,没有人会像他那样爱我,我下决心把那朵花丢在一边。

这就是生活,这就是爱情。当一个人被爱包围时,兴奋的感觉会渐渐淡化。人们常常对隐藏在平静与单调生活背后的珍爱视而不见


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