Taiwan scholar Yuan Ju-zheng made a trip to his hometown in Shandong Province during this summer vacation after his last visit 33 years ago.
"My father told my brother and me since our childhood that we should get off at Yanzhou Station if we go back home one day," Yuan said. "I wondered why he had always told me about that before. I know now he was afraid that he might miss the chance to take us back home, so he told me to take my brother home someday."
Yuan was emotional when talking about his father. "I feel a little sad that my father has passed away," He said.
Yuan showed us a piece of calligraphy. "This is 'Si Yuan' written by my father, which means thinking of the source when drinking water."
"Blood is thicker than water. When I met my family this time, no one blamed me for my absence of 33 years. Instead, they were pleased to meet me," Yuan added. Yuan said every one has a root. "The call from our hometown rooted in your heart has always been the tenderest," He said.