My Mom Only Had One Eye
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My mom only had one eye.I hated her. She was such an embarrassment1.
 
She ran a small shop at a flea2 market and collected old clothes and some other things to sell for the money we needed. Once during elementary school, it was field day, and my mom came.I was so embarrassed and wondered how could she do this to me?I threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school, my schoolmates asked me, "your mom only has one eye?!" and taunted3 me.
 
I was so angry with my mom and wished that she would just disappear from this world. So I said to my mom, "Why don't you have the other eye?! If you're only gonna make me a laughingstock!" My mon did not respond, I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, I felt so good to have had said what I wanted to say. Maybe it was because my mom hadn't punished me, I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.
 
For the words I had said to her earlier,there was something pinching5 at me in the corner of my heart. Even so, I hated my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty. I told myself that I would become successful in the near future, so I studied very hard. Later I got accepted by the Seoul University, I left my mother and came to Seoul to study. Then I got married there.
 
I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too. Now I am living happily as a successful man. I enjoy the life in Seoul because it's a place that doesn't remind me of my mom and my past. This kind of happiness was getting bigger and bigger, until one day someone knocked at my door. It was my mom! And still with her one eye! It felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me. My little girl ran away, scared of my mom's eye.
 
I screamed at her, "Who are you? I don't know you! How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter!" To this, my mom quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address," and she disappeared out of sight.
 
One day, a letter regarding6 a school reunion came to my house. Lying to my wife that I was going on a business trip, I went back to participate in the reunion. After the reunion, I went down to the old shack7, which I used to call a house, just out of curiosity8. There I found my mom fallen on the cold ground. I did not shed4 a single tear.
 
Then a piece of paper in her hand came into my eyes. It was a letter to me.
 
My son,
 
I think my life has been long enough now, and I won't visit Seoul anymore. But would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come to visit me once in a while? I miss you so much. And I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I decided9 not to go to the school…for you. I'm so sorry that I only have one eye, and I was an embarrassment for you.
 
You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident and lost your eye. As a mom, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with only one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son to see a whole new world for me with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did. During the couple of times that you were angry with me, I thought to myself, it's because he loves me.
 
My son…oh, my son…
 
Don't cry for me because of my death. I love you so much.


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1 embarrassment fj9z8     
n.尷尬;使人為難的人(事物);障礙;窘迫
參考例句:
  • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
  • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音樂會上咳嗽真會使人難堪。
2 flea dgSz3     
n.跳蚤
參考例句:
  • I'll put a flea in his ear if he bothers me once more.如果他再來打擾的話,我就要對他不客氣了。
  • Hunter has an interest in prowling around a flea market.亨特對逛跳蚤市場很感興趣。
3 taunted df22a7ddc6dcf3131756443dea95d149     
嘲諷( taunt的過去式和過去分詞 ); 嘲弄; 辱罵; 奚落
參考例句:
  • The other kids continually taunted him about his size. 其他孩子不斷地恥笑他的個頭兒。
  • Some of the girls taunted her about her weight. 有些女孩子笑她胖。
4 shed sESzm     
n.車棚,小屋,脫落之物,分水嶺;vt.使流出,放射,脫落,散發,擺脫;vi. 流出
參考例句:
  • There are a lot of straws in the shed.棚子里有許多稻草。
  • His nose told him that he was getting near the cow shed.他的嗅覺告訴他,他正走近牛棚。
5 pinching 2d18d413ca07c61d85ec102001e2f95e     
v.收聚;夾痛( pinch的現在分詞 );逮捕;盜竊;使入不敷出adj.引起痛苦[拮據]的,吝嗇的
參考例句:
  • My sister's always pinching me and it really hurts. 我姐姐老擰我,好痛喔。
  • He led his life, pinching and scraping. 他省吃儉用地過日子。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
6 regarding ukNzQo     
prep.關于,至于;就…而論,在…方面
參考例句:
  • Regarding John,I will write to him at once.至于約翰,我將立即給他寫信。
  • Regarding these facts,a special committee is to be appointed.鑒于這些事實,必須成立一個專門委員會。
7 shack aE3zq     
adj.簡陋的小屋,窩棚
參考例句:
  • He had to sit down five times before he reached his shack.在走到他的茅棚以前,他不得不坐在地上歇了五次。
  • The boys made a shack out of the old boards in the backyard.男孩們在后院用舊木板蓋起一間小木屋。
8 curiosity ByGxj     
n.好奇心,新奇的事物,珍品
參考例句:
  • He gave in to curiosity and opened my letter.他抑制不住好奇心,拆開了我的信。
  • The children are dying of curiosity to see what's in the parcel.孩子們出于好奇,迫不及待地想看看包裹中是什么東西。
9 decided lvqzZd     
adj.決定了的,堅決的;明顯的,明確的
參考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
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