End of Semester Music
我祈祷拥有一颗透明的心灵 和会流泪的眼睛 给我再去相信的勇气 越过谎言去拥抱你。 I pray for a transparent soul and eyes that know how to shed tears Give me the courage to believe again and cross the lies to embrace you. I asked Phila to recommend some Chinese music for me to listen to -- as I'm always telling students to listen to English music, I figured I should listen to my own advice! These lines from 夜空中最亮的星 ("The Brightest Star in the Night Sky") feel very fitting as we come to the end of the semester. Miriam and I have been spending a lot of time hanging out with students who we've gotten to know this year, and that leads to a lot of laughter. It also leads times like last night when, much to my own surprise, I lie awake crying, my heart wrecked at the sadness and pain that undergirds the lives of these people I love so dearly. It's one thing to read the statistics about the crisis of left-behind children in China and to mourn at the brokenness of the world; it'