6000 bậc thang của tnh yu





Năm 19 tuổi, chng Liu Guojiang đem lng yu nng Xu Chaoqin, một ga phụ 29 tuổi với một đn con. Bị người đời chống đối, hai người trốn ln sống trong một hang ni thuộc huyện Jiangjin, miền  nam ChongQing, an lnh v hạnh phc cho đến ngy Liu qua đời, thọ 72 tuổi.


Ban đầu, tay khng, đời sống của họ rất kh khăn, khng điện, khng cả thức ăn. Họ phải ăn rau củ kiếm được trong ni, nhưng Liu đ tự tay lm được một cy đn dầu, thắp lửa cho cuộc sống họ lựa chọn. Qua năm sau, Liu khởi cng đập đẽo bậc thang đầu tin v trong suốt 50 năm, đ xy cho người vợ 80 tuổi của mnh 6000 bậc cấp để ln xuống ni từ căn nh hang hốc của họ .


Năm 2001, một nhm người vo rừng thm hiểm đ v tnh tm thấy cặp tnh nhn ny v 6000 bậc cấp do chnh tay người chồng yu thương đẽo đ ni cho vợ được dễ dng ln xuống. Một trong bảy người con của họ, Liu Mingcheng, kể rằng cha mẹ của ng yu thương nhau thắm thiết, chưa hề xa nhau một ngy trong suốt những năm sống ẩn khuất. Cha ng đ ưu i xy bậc cấp cho mẹ ng để b c thể ln xuống ni d b khng mấy khi rời nh.


Trong 50 năm họ hạnh phc bn nhau cho đến lc Liu, khi ra đồng lm việc về, đ ng xỉu bất tĩnh. B Xu đ m ng, cng cầu nguyện cho đến lc ng qua đời. Người ta kể rằng, Liu lc mất, vẫn nắm tay vợ chặc đến nỗi khng ai ko ra được.


Năm 2006, mối tnh của họ được tờ Chinese Women Weekly liệt l một trong 10 cu chuyện tnh đẹp nhất Trung Quốc.











An incredible love story has come out of China recently and managed to touch the world.
It  is a story of a man and an older woman who ran off to live and love each other  in peace for over half a century.

The 70-year-old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up a mountain for his 80-year-old wife has passed away in the cave which has been the couple's home for the last 50 years

Over 50  years ago, Liu Guojiang a 19 year-old boy, fell in love with a 29 year-old widowed  mother named Xu Chaoqin..

In a twist worthy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, friends and relatives criticized the relationship because of the age difference and the fact that Xu already had children.

At that time, it was unacceptable and immoral for a young man  to love an older woman.. To avoid the market gossip and the scorn of their communities, the couple decided to  elope and lived in a cave in Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing Municipality.

In the beginning, life was harsh as hey had nothing, no electricity or even food.  They had to eat grass and roots they found in the mountain, and Liu made a  kerosene lamp that they used to light up their lives.

Xu felt that she had tied Liu down and repeatedly asked him, 'Are you regretful? Liu always replied, 'As long as we are industrious, life will improve.'
In the second year  of living in the mountain, Liu began and continued for over 50 years, to  hand-carve the steps so that his wife could get down the mountain  easily.
Half a century later in 2001, a group of adventurers were  exploring the forest and were surprised to find the elderly couple and the  over 6,000 hand-carved steps.  Liu MingSheng,  one of their seven children said, 'My parents loved each other so much, they  have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been apart a single day.  He hand carved more than 6,000 steps over the years for my mother's  convenience, although she doesn't go down the mountain that  much.'

The couple had  lived in peace for over 50 years until last week. Liu, now 72 years, returned  from his daily farm work and collapsed. Xu sat and prayed with her husband as  he passed away in her arms. So in love with Xu, was Liu, that no one was able  to release the grip he had on his wife's hand even after he had passed away.

'You promised me you'll take care of me, you'll always be with me until the day I died, now you left before me, how am I going to live without you?'
Xu spent days softly repeating this sentence and touching her husband's black coffin with tears rolling down her cheeks.
In 2006, their story became one of the top 10 love stories from China , collected by the Chinese Women Weekly. The local government has decided to  preserve the love ladder and the place they lived as a museum, so this love  story can live forever.