Tibetan grandma: After 80 years, I still know this English song

"I'm sitting on the grass by the wayside, right at the top of the pass, and spread out before me are the most incredible snow mountain. They mount right up, seem to pierce the sky. In the valley are dozens of fluffy white clouds. This is the life." This is a diary entry written 83 years ago by Isabel Crook, a winner of Friendship Medal, China's top-ranked honor for foreigners. At the age of 23 years old, she returned to China from Canada as an anthropologist, to conduct research in Tibetan and Yi villages in southwest China, and established a deep relationship with the locals. One of her friends, Yangzom, now 93 years old, still remember the song Isabel taught her.

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