There are times when we feel as if we are in the darkest times of our lives, and that there is no escape. Almost as if our lives are going down in a spiral. That’s okay, and it’s perfectly normal. Stop thinking for a second and take a deep breath. In this discussion I’d like to reference
《大雨欲來》 (Translation: A Big Rain is Coming), a Taiwanese song sung by 亦帆 (and no this isn’t Kris from EXO if you’re familiar with Kpop).
This song talks about the end of a relationship, but I will be talking about it in a broader context so that any situation can apply. As mentioned before, there are dark times in our lives, but just remember that these are temporary. The singer expressed, “
時間這呢偉大 什麼攏會變化 / […] 世間那呢啊濶 什麼攏會變卦,” meaning that the world and time are massive in comparison to us. Because of this, anything can change at any moment. That means that if you are in a dark part of your life right now, it will eventually change for the better.
Just like in the song, I like to compare these dark times to a big rainstorm. Typically, rainstorms aren’t something people enjoy (there are exceptions of course). However in this context, they demonstrate the negativity in our lives (”
大雨才會一陣一陣強欲來”). Even though we may not enjoy it in that period of time, it will eventually pass and the sun will shine. So, is experiencing this bleak period of time a bad thing? Not necessarily! It helps us grow and become stronger as individuals.
My favorite lines in the song are: “
我用原諒解救愛你的傷害,” and “
經過地動山搖了後 傷會好起來.” The first one translates to: “I use forgiveness to heal the wounds from loving you,” and the second one: “After going through a tough period of time, the wounds will heal.”
The reason why I love the first line is because it teaches forgiveness. It’s okay to forgive, and it’s good that you do too. Don’t be too hard on yourself and learn to say “It’s okay.” This allows us to grow and it sets our minds to peace. The second line is pretty self-explanatory. No matter what hardships you go through, it will be like a passing rainstorm. In the end, everything will be all right.