“Yusheng, come, he is your father.”
Thirty years later, he came back this kampong, he thought there would be totally different from previous, but when he realized he was wrong as long as he saw Meizi.
Thirty tree years ago, he was a ambitious sent-down youth. He should live in the city, but because of the “ Creat Proletarian Cultural”, he had to work in this poor kampong.
At first he was reluctant to lived in such a poor kampong. The food here were limited, and he only can use a old kerosene lamp to read. Life at there for him was difficult. So everyday he could not feel in sleep and wonder when he could go back to city. He wanted to continue his study.
There had few people could read, Meizi was one of them. She was a laborious, kind hearted and friendly girl. At that time, li Aiguo was live in her house. After Meizi’s father died, her mother left her and married with another man, so that she had to take care of her grandmom and herself. She was just 10 years old at that time. Her grandmom was a landlord daughter in the past, the teacher came to her house teacher everyday, so she was full of knowledge. All the things that Meizi knew were taught by her grandmom. After Li Aiguo went to their house, he also taught her something. Gradually they fall in love with each other.
Two years later, their baby born. He taught he would live there for whole of his life, but unfortunately, the government said the sent-down youth could wgo back to city. He did not know what he should do. He want went back to continue his study and make his dream came true. But he did not want to left Meizi and their baby. One day, when he standing in the yard and looking at the sky, Meizi came and told him: “ my grandmom ever told me that each person’s life is god arranged, maybe that is your life, so just go back, do not worry about us. After you succeed, you can come and bring us to the city. We will always at here waiting for you.”
Finally although he was not willing to left away from them, but he really decided went back to city. Few years later, he got married with another woman and them had a child. Through the efforts he became a chief in the city. Everything looks wonderful, but he became more and more confused about his own life. Gradually he became numb to the sentiment. Ever he lost himself in the money and material life.
Later his wife died. He became poor because of some essus in work. And he lost all standing and reputation. Nobody admire him anymore.
Today he wants to find the real himself. unconscious, he wake to that old kampong. At first, he thought everything would be totally changed. Maybe Meizi married with another man like he married with his friend. He stood beside the tree where they ever made wishes. Suddenly, he heard a woman saying “ it is your dad, I told you he will come back”
Finally, he realized that nothing would change as long as your heart always there.