This is the work I like most of 舒婷. Born as an Amoyer , I am familiar with every inch of this little Islet. The features in the book just evoke my emotions so much. The typhoon, the plants, the scenery and the history of the islet .
Though in the academic circles of Chinese literature her proses and essays are not highly appraised, as the reason of losing independent female rights thinking ,(most of her proses are written after she got married .This surely influenced the theme of inditing . Not calling for freedom and independence but enjoying the life of trivial matters related to raising children and supporting her husband.)I like her proses best because the warm and fine detailed emotions that based on the Amoy atmosphere truly moved me.
And I believe true happiness of life is hiding in the the trivial matters that you can’t even notice in your life. The thought of Women rights is great indeed. However what really moves us definitely will be the tiny ordinary emotions in our life.