Youren Is Coming!

来源:有人杂志   作者:一加一   2015.04.29 17:08  浏览796
摘要:A present to everyone from people living with disabilities

Youren Magazine is a publication from One Plus One (i.e. Disabled Persons' Cultural Development Center).

We write down what we want to say, what we can say, and what we are going to say here. If people come to us, we give them a copy of Youren as a gift. When they turn to leave, we gently say, “Thanks for coming.” Youren is coming, and thank you for coming). Just like that, we greet them when meeting and when bidding farewell. People come and go, wandering through our lives. If you are not convinced, please go on reading:

When a baby in the cradle hears its mom's gentle whisper, he can only wrinkle his tiny exquisite face, because although not happy, he can't say no. It's tiring for the baby because his self-entertainment is interrupted and he is passed from one stranger's arms to another, hearing all varieties of compliments he can't understand. What's worse, he is manipulated to pose in weird postures, and crying doesn't dissuade those people. When a new family member is born, someone is coming...

On a warm summer night when the field is filled with frogs croaking, several kids put their heads down and tiptoe by a shack to sneak into a field of watermelons. They are quick and agile just like Cha in Lu Xun's works. Yet, a sudden shout scares them like frightened birds because the slow one who gets caught will inevitably be hit by the guard. The fastest boy, despite his fear of getting hit, goes back and helps the frightened girl that lives next door who fell behind. It is the innocence of childhood, as if someone is coming...

Sitting in the bright and clean classroom, a teenager gradually feels sick of the same places without space for individuality. He secretly reads novels in class, and the teacher harshly takes the novels away again and again. Friendships between classmates deepen through these trials and tribulations. When hearing classmates' warnings of the teacher approaching, the teenager shoves the novel into the desk and pretends to be reading a textbook with an innocent look. It is the teenagers' skillfulness in spotting the head of the teacher who favors monitoring the class from outside the window. It is your best buddy who warns you that someone is coming…

Teenagers in love are fond of places like the campus woods, hills, and dark corners. Young couples cuddle together, whispering sweet nothings in each other's ear, and forgetting time in their endless gentleness and touching. Even then girls always keep their minds clear and alert. On the one hand, they have to keep boys from going too far when cuddling; on the other hand, they are prepared to shout out when unexpected people pass by. If the boy doesn't see any people around, he knows it is the girl's signal to restrain himself. It is just another way to say someone is coming…

Sitting before our computers in the office, we squeeze in a moment to browse Taobao, looking for a special sale or discount on our dream dress. Sometimes we just glance at the stock market. Then, our colleague warns us that the boss is coming. We pretend to be busy working - typing and clicking. If we get caught, we will be punished with a reduced salary. A bad impression with our colleagues may also lead to trouble with our boss. We have no choice but to pretend because someone is coming…

After a whole year away from home, what we desire most when returning is to enjoy the tranquil moments with our family in our cozy house. However, our parents are overjoyed and have us meet countless relatives, some we know and others we don't, who ask questions about our income, the timing of our wedding, or when we will have babies. It is annoying and makes us want to leave again. Someone is coming, which makes everything strange...

In our middle age, we often ask ourselves what is success and what is failure. Sometimes, we feel powerless. And this feeling will come up suddenly like a demon taunting us, but we are unwilling to be manipulated by it. Some people seek novelty and excitement to prove themselves. You may make love to your lover in the wild or the backseat of your car, but your fragile heart and penis aren't frightened. Be careful not to get cold, because someone is coming…

We got married, had kids, and now are in our middle age. We are aging. Now we don't know when to expect to hear the words that someone is coming. We hope to hear it from our spouses, our children, the hospital nurses, or the volunteers in the nursing home. It's a luxury to hear that someone is coming…

……

We used to hate and feel annoyed when someone was coming. But now we hope that someone comes. Here we are going to tell you, “Someone is coming!”

Who?

It is a person with a disability. It is who you used to and still call “the handicapped”.

Do not run away from them or pity them, because this time, they will show you their culture, diversity, complexity, and wildness, stubborn like vines. They will unleash their diverse lives, let their personalities go free and fill the indoor space of dreams in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Maybe you were not sure before if those people want to get involved in your life. But here we stand before you and laugh happily.

Youren Magazine is coming! It is a present to everyone from people living with disabilities!

Let's begin!

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