看到王全璋五年受獄放出,回家擁抱妻兒哭泣的一幕,你有甚麼感想?如果是全無感覺或反應,思緒依然在靜止狀態,或者滿心歡喜丶幸災樂禍,恭喜你,你將會是一個成功的老百姓,亦即英文翻譯的old hundred names! 個人對老百姓這名詞有點困惑,普遍人人都有名有姓,只有舊式專制皇朝家長封建式的社會,才叫人民做老百姓。而那些無法體認人是獨立個體,可以有獨立思維,卻偏偏喜歡湮沒人群之中甘之如飴,又不去思考,總是逆來順受,就永遠擺脫不了這個老舊統稱。現代社會稱人民為公民,公民就應有公民意識,而這種意識,大概在老百姓這舊名詞的「靈魂」裏,相信仍未提升到擁有這種現代特質,三魂依然不見七魄!

人的腦袋很奇怪,接收反應有刺激便產生聯想。但要經過何等磨練,千錘百刼才能心如「死水」,不懂反應?王全璋見到妻兒,李文足抱著他痛哭,自己高興看到一個小家庭終於團圓相聚,而腦中卻想起王傑一首《是你、是你》的滄桑歌曲,歌詞「是你,是你,你不說半聲巳別去,照片一張張撕碎,極碎似風中的雨水,在眼中,在記憶,是我悲痛淚水,每晚夢裡沒法睡,在你心靈徘徊,纏綿夢裡有誰,祈望有日突然飛返,給我熱吻最真的愛侶。」相隔五年,突然飛返,相愛夫妻,歌詞中「自問到死也逗留」,怎「想」別去?不明不白的生離死別在人世間實在太多,今天飛返熱吻,感人美景,可喜可賀。

“On a wagon bound for market. There’s a calf with a mournful eye. High above him there’s a swallow. Winging swiftly through the sky. Stop complaining said the farmer who told you a calf to be. Why don’t you have wings to fly with. Like the swallow so proud and free.  Calves are easily bound and slaughtered. Never knowing the reason why. But who ever treasures freedom. Like the swallow has learned to fly.” 一輛往市場的牛車,有頭眼露哀傷的小牛,牠頭上有只燕子快速飛過。農夫說:別再抱怨,誰叫你是一頭牛,誰叫你沒有可飛翔的翅膀,像燕子般驕傲自由。小牛容易被綑綁並加以宰殺,甚至從來不知道原因,但誰又會珍惜自由,如燕子一様學會飛翔。 一首Donna Donna 又在腦中想起,有人珍惜自由並加以捍衛,卻遭受風兒嘲笑,”they laugh with all they might”,如果大地多點同理心,也許在困境中都all can fly而不是all can tie.

最近Joan Baez 以一首半世紀以前的Forever Young 獻唱給所有抗疫英雄,詞曲唱作都甚為優美,但很相信,這也不能觸動一般老百姓,但對於我這個喜歡聽歌的小市民,就有很多聯想與祝福。看完歌詞,你又有甚麼感受?英雄的場景又是甚麼?

“May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true. May you always do for others and let others do for you. May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every rung. May you stay forever young. May you grow up to be righteous. May you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous. Stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young......” 願神永遠保守看護你,願你所有願望都能成真,願你經常服務他人也讓別人為你服務,願你能建造直達星辰的階梯,並且拾級而上,願你能永保年青。願你成長能擁有正義感,願你長大能保有真實,願你永遠可認知真理,並且能見到圍繞身邊的光明,願你永遠勇敢,昂首挺立、堅強不屈,願你永遠年青......@