Group 3

想念哈佛

Lyrics: Alec Sun and Richard Luo         Song: Yun Huang

Vocal: Alec Sun and Richard Luo          MV: Alec Sun and Richard Luo

2020,好运非你莫“鼠”

罗启明、孙啸秋

波士顿今天下了一整天的雪,外面白茫茫的一片。校园好冷啊,我又没有衣服、只有一层皮毛,我快要冻死了。现在我在人行道上慢慢向前跑,周围的饭馆都关门了,里面的灯也全都灭了,只剩下路灯闪着神秘兮兮的昏黄的光。我一直往前跑,却一个人也没看见,一声车鸣也没听见,一块食物也没闻见。冷清清的校园,黑漆漆的小巷,跟过去的校园形成了鲜明的对比,真令人恐惧。

新冠疫情之前,我的日子可是过得挺滋润。你现在可能在想:一只又小又弱的老鼠在人山人海的城市里怎么可能过得开心呢?回答问题前,我先来澄清一件事:人类确实很危险。他们的汽车像箭一样飞速行驶,我们老鼠一不小心走错一步就会被压死。还有,他们的脚步声对我们来说如同雷声一般。为了安全起见,我一旦听到脚步声就马上躲到某个角落,以免被踩到。但是归根到底,哪怕日常生活多危险,我也想在哈佛的校园过日子。这是为什么?那当然是因为食物。 全球食品垃圾在日益增加,对人类可能造成了极大的问题,可是对我来说,食品浪费再好不过了。每当餐厅关门的时候我就可以偷偷地爬进垃圾桶,品尝无数的世界美味。从麻州的海鲜到墨西哥的玉米饼,甚至四川的麻辣烫我都吃过。哈佛广场的垃圾桶简直是我的食品乌托邦。即使每天得冒着生命危险去寻找食物,我也宁可呆在城市里,免得在周围的农村饿死。由于免费食物的原因,那时候我觉得自己是世界上最幸福的老鼠。

每次我路过哈佛的科学中心,都会勾起对往事的回忆。曾经的某个星期五我正在科学中心的数学系大厅。灯光比外面的太阳还亮,亮光照在我的身上,让我无所遁形。数学系正在庆祝周末,又亮又吵的环境当然对我的眼睛、耳朵都不利。更不幸的是,哈佛数学教授们在拼命地守护每一盘食物。他们虽然看不见我,但是可能知道某个角落会藏着贪吃的老鼠。在他们巨大的身影下,我甚至无法爬上桌子顺一些饼干。

            突然,两个学生注意到了我,我吓了一跳,心跳如敲鼓一般。难道他们会向教授告密了?幸运的是,他们根本没想这样做,反而偷偷地向我扔了两块饼干。我也终于放松了下来。那一天我意识到了并非所有人都是邪恶的,并非所有人都想杀死老鼠。至今我还清清楚楚地记得那两个学生的样子,他们永远是我的天使。

            不幸的是,之后的第二天就发生了一件大事,改变了我的一切。当时我对 新冠病毒这个词一无所知,后来才了解到事实。让我接着讲我的故事:冬天转眼就过去了,温暖的春风也随之吹进了哈佛校园。从查尔斯河到马萨诸塞大道,四处已能见到花蕾含苞待放,郁郁葱葱的树上还点缀着一朵朵早开的鲜花。虽说我没有松鼠表哥的能力,无法爬上高高的树木赏春,但从舒适的地下城堡里,我还是可以感受到季节的奇妙变化。

一如既往,我在黑夜中悄悄地钻进了下水道的钢管,回到哈佛数学系的大厅,在那里高兴地享受着人们无意留下的、清洁工未能清理干净的食物碎屑。突然有一天,所有的哈佛学生们都陷入了恐慌。我平时白天一般会在墙洞里美美地睡大觉,可是这次,我的好奇心驱使我想一探究竟,他们到底为何如此不安。

我偷听了学生和教授之间的对话,不幸的是,我根本听不懂人类的语言。尽管如此,通过随后几天的窃听,我还是发现了两个现象:一是很多以前常来数学系大厅的学生只回来了一次,以后未再出现;二是大厅里最频繁出现的声音是盒子搬来搬去的动静。起初,我以为他们正在筹备一个大型派对,由于需要安装设备的缘故,所以要求学生们都暂时离开大厅。我记得每次派对都会留下很多山珍海味,所以这让我十分期待,馋得都不禁流出了口水。

可是我等了又等,都好几天过去了,派对还是没有动静。最终,残酷的现实打破了我的梦想:从那以后,除了每晚继续过来收拾屋子的清洁工和白天偶尔来进行检查的学校行政主管,其余的人似乎都消失了,再也没有一个人进入过数学系的大厅。以前学生们天天会在这里凑热闹、猛吃台面上堆着的免费食物,同时讨论数学难题,这里本来是数学爱好者的社交中心,怎么一下子就人去楼空了呢?

我还注意到,不仅数学系大厅受到了影响,而且好像整个哈佛校园的人数都大幅减少了。至于那少数留在校园里的学生和教授们,也基本上不离开宿舍了,除非必要,他们绝不会出去,即使不得已出门,他们也会戴着口罩。我觉得太奇怪了,他们为什么都把自己隔离起来了呢?就我的了解,人类本来一向热衷于社交活动,哈佛的学生更是热情。但现在,为什么他们都行色匆匆,不跟别人打招呼,即使见到熟人,也只敢隔着一、两米的距离呢?

更为可惜的是,因为人们都不来数学系大厅了,之前摆在桌子上的免费食物都没有了,连掉到地毯上的食物碎屑也都不见了,现在还有谁能喂饱我呢?那两个给我饼干的学生去哪儿了呢?那个热闹的校园去哪儿了呢?2020年,属于我的好运去哪儿了?

学生们,你们快点回来吧……

 

Introduction of the Authors and the Composer 作者及作曲家简介

Richard Luo

My name is Richard, and I am a sophomore at Harvard studying Mathematics and Chinese (with a potential secondary in Linguistics or Computer Science). During my time at Harvard, I was actively involved with the Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, Bach Society Orchestra, Association of U.S. and China Relations, Asian American Dance Troupe, Chinese Cultural Card (games) Club, and Asian Baptist Student Koinonia. On campus, you can find me going out for nature walks, drinking boba, working on problem sets in my dorm, or finding a nice spot to lay down on the Quad Lawn!

Alec Sun

My name is Alec, and I am a senior at Harvard studying Mathematics and Computer Science, with a citation for Chinese. I live in Winthrop but spend most of my time fooling around in the basement room with my blockmates. I was involved in Asian American Dance Troupe, Tractor Club, and Harvard-MIT Math Tournament. You can find me in the math lounge eating free food and at random company recruiting events also eating free food. Some of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge are Yume Wo Katare, Sugar and Spice, Flame Hot Pot, One Ramen, and the now defunct Sushi Factory.

 

Yun Huang 

Yun Huang is an internationally acclaimed Jazz/Chinese Fusion Artist. She started recording as a singer at a very young age. She has recorded and released 9 albums as a member of “Green Swallows” from 1999 to 2005 and two solo albums in 2004 and 2005. To further broaden her musicianship, she studied composition, arranging and performance at the Berklee College of Music, and completed a Performance Degree. As a versatile performer, she sings in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and she plays the trumpet and the piano. Her sound is a blend traditional Chinese folk and contemporary jazz / soul music.
During her studies at in Berklee and the year following graduation, Yun has performed in music events in New England and beyond. She had shared stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Eugene Friesen (four-time Grammy Award-winner), Sandeep Das (two-time Grammy nominee), etc.

In 2015, Yun did her first China Tour, comprising 9 shows in 6 major cities with pianist Jesse Taitt. The show was widely acclaimed and quickly attracted media coverage by local media. Yun was then invited to perform in the Chinese New Year Celebration 2015 Concerts broadcasted on GDTV.
Yun now is based in New York, has toured and performed in concerts and events over the country (Hololulu, Hawai; Pennsylvania; Rhode island; Washington D.C; Boston; New York and more).