In this world, there is a small country called "Abyss", which is origin of name of country Honduras. And in this country there is a Chinese who once held a very high position in this country - commander in chief of armed forces.
However, he never forgot his "roots", but during his tenure, he was unable to return to this dream continent for delicate reasons such as establishing diplomatic relations.
Finally, at age of sixty-six, when he retired from his official post, he set foot for first time on this deep earth that nourished his "roots".
And he also returned to arms of his older brother, this relative who had never met, but loved very much. Although they have never met each other, their souls are closely linked by a blood relationship that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years. Even if there is a language barrier, they can still see deep affection from decades ago in intertwined eyes.
Although he was born in Honduras, he has a Chinese name given by his father with Chinese blood. This is Xiong Bohong's journey in search of his family.Birth of Xiong Bohun
Xiong Bohong's family lived in dark times. At that time, wars were raging everywhere in mainland China, and warlords fought in chaos, disrupting people's lives in extreme chaos and suffering.
A large number of people simply cannot survive in such harsh conditions. One labor force must feed a large family.
Many people may find another way out and seek development abroad. Besides, at that time, Chinese were considered almost a label marked "hard-working and capable", but "cheap".
However, in some small countries with relatively slow development, attitudes towards Chinese migrant workers are still very friendly. In Latin America there is a newly formed state - Honduras.
It has just recovered from colonization and lost a lot of labor in process of resistance, and this developing country is still in stage of needing a lot of labor to develop seed economy, so what- at that time it was very popular among Chinese.
There are even people who make a living by lobbying work of Chinese in Latin America. Describing highly paid professions and favorable working conditions, they persuade a large number of young and middle-aged oceans without hesitation to so-called "good life".
Xiong Bohong's father also went to Latin America in search of work, along with a large number of young and middle-aged people who left. Unexpected to stay here for rest of my life.
Because distance is too long and life is hard, it is difficult for him to afford high cost of a round trip, so he can only stay in Honduras to continue his life. Married a suitable woman and had children, Xiong Bohong was born.Height of Xiong Bohong
Before Xiong Bohong's father came to this distant continent, his wife was already pregnant, and this was Xiong Bohong's older brother.
Therefore, after Xiong Bohong was born, his father also gave him an authentic Chinese name in accordance with genealogy sequence, which carried deep complex of that distant country.
The life of little Xiong Bohong is not very easy with his Chinese name and blood of descendants of Yan and Huang descendants flowing in his body. The subconscious exclusion of dissidents made Xiong Bohong unpopular among children, but he always remembered his father's ardent exhortations to that native land, and made "go home and see" his occupation.
That's why he worked very hard all his life. He was very strict with himself from studying to getting a job. Occupying an important post in armed forces of country is almost the highest manifestation of personal abilities.
However, during his tenure, due to establishment of diplomatic relations with Taiwan and ongoing problems between Taiwan and mainland, he could not easily return to mainland of his dreams.
Finally, after he retired from his official position, he finally had opportunity to return to his "homeland" in mouth of his father. It is such a heavy word that goes through his childhood and carries his thoughts.
With recommendation and support of all Chinese of Honduras, Xiong Bohong became president of China Association, but even for Xiong Bohong, who holds such a position closely linked to his homeland, returning home is difficult and uncertain.
A friend, a chance meeting on a train, and a handwritten letter of strong family love, after a few twists and turns, ended up in hands of Xiong Bohong.
After repeated confirmations, Xiong Bohong finally dared to confirm that owner of this letter was indeed his brother, whom he had never seen. The more exciting news is that his already very old brother is still very strong, and he is looking forward to Xiong Bohong's return home.
Xiong Bohong's hometown is located in a small village in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province. When he finally returns to this strange and familiar land, his father's chaotic years may still appear before his eyes. Seeing how much pain his father endured to stay away from his wife and children and leave his hometown to earn a living, he can also imagine his father's heartache as he watched this period from across the ocean.
When he was over half a century old, he set foot on this small mountain village, and his older brother, who was already over eighty, tightly hugged this younger brother, whom he had never met.
The hug seemed to make up for a lost childhood, as if they shared completely different childhoods, as if they poured out all their thoughts.
After almost half a century, Xiong Bohong finally found his true "root", and finally he was able to light a column of sad incense and offer his true ancestors a cup of nostalgic and bitter tea. I was finally able to talk to my brother about my childhood without his company.
Perhaps for this unremarkable mountain village, visit of former Minister of Defense overseas is a major event that deserves mobilization. But in eyes of former defense minister, who once held an important post, this is not a diplomatic mission, but indifference to final return to his homeland.
Father's instructions before his death finally became Xiong Bohong's earthly path, and nostalgia that haunted him but never touched him finally became kindness and peace of mind in his hometown.Output:
Nostalgia is a sourness that has thickened in heart, but there is nowhere to release it, and it is impossible to express it, this is land described by father's words, but it is impossible to reach it, it is difficult to touch it.
Fortunately, at every step of way, Xiong Bohong exhausted his entire life and was finally able to set foot on this earth to see his strong blood with his own eyes.
Times may force people to be displaced and far from their hometowns, but obstacles of geography and time can never stop flow of blood towards its own roots.