My little girl
I received all your letters and was ready to answer you back when Jin arrived, so I had to set it back. (...)You must not always criticize yourself , it's useless, follow your natural inclination, that's all ; as you told me, hot days seem to have passed and come the coolness of the autumn. Here, I have the impression that the coolness of the autumn has already come and wintertime will be here very soon then followed by springtime...
About my accommodation, I don't think to leave mine as I find it rather comfortable.
About your pains, you always have to tell them : "Come, come ! No matter how frequent or hard you are, I am ready to accept you." You have to be like a brave fighting a duel, respect your pains, don't fear them, in front of them don't show them that you're weak, it's a shameful attitude ! The greatest moment of a human life is death, death solves off everything. Nevertheless, for carrying on living, we have to reach this "spirit of death" !...
Annoted Correspondence between Xiao Hong and Xiao Jun

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