获奖征文之“Life Is A Box of Chocolate”

获奖征文之“Life Is A Box of Chocolate”

时间:2006-04-23 其它英语写作

                                  Life Is A Box of Chocolate

                                                                           --macfee

  Strictly speaking, I never took a sentence as my proverb until I heard the classic words in <<Forrest Gump>> that “Life is a box of chocolate, you never know what gonna get.” Although it is not profound enough, it does change my life by giving me hope, it does inspire me by showing me various possibilities or consequences.

  I still remember the astonishment when I went though our college gate. This old, sherry school would be my campus where I would spend my golden years. I lay on my bed thinking of my college life. To be honest, I totally couldn’t accept the disparity between the reality and my dreaming university. At that time, I felt my whole world was gray. Certainly, I did nothing meaningful in my first year.

  Occasionally, I heard the sentence from my friend’s letter answering my endless complain. He draw a delicate card writing “Life is a box of chocolate, you never know what gonna get.” Initially, I paid little attention to that, but I did remember it. At the same time, I realized that something changed inside me. After I had watched the movie <<Forrest Gump>>, changes became clear. Having heard this sentence again, it severely shocked me. Gump’s mother was not somebody important. However, she never despaired though she encountered many difficulties. She strongly believed that life is not so bad, and there is still hope. I really convinced she not only told Gump, but also said to me “Life is a box of chocolate…”

  For quite a long time, I kept turning it over in my mind. How could I so sure I would get a bitter chocolate at the very beginning of my college life! How could I deny myself without trying best! How could I ignore the various possibilities of my magic world! How could I give up myself just because of disparity of reality! How could I!

  From then on, I kept going my own way, despite, frequently, I felt lonely, aggrieved and worn-out.

  Frankly, university life is much more complicated and harsher than previous life. During my growth, I had to face up to strange people and various and unfamiliar surroundings by myself. I scared, I cried. But, finally, by telling myself “Keep going, keep looking for your chocolate!” I got thr