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2014年3月31日星期一

照亮黑暗的灯


图片取自 豆瓣读书

[照亮黑暗的灯]

绕过台湾最南端的海崖,开始进入台湾东半部。这里的人烟更为稀少,海岸线弥漫着一股寂寞的气息。如果光是看这段的风景,恐怕会以为这是一座无人的海中孤岛吧。

……

我用力一踩车轮再次骑了出去。很快地骑进了山中,身边景色也转变为郁郁葱葱的森林景观。眼前等着我的,是一条漫长的上坡路。

……

吃榴莲


图片取自 大脚印

吃榴莲,一个人躲起来吃,浓烈的气味却四处流窜,总给人一种"偷腥"的感觉;吃榴莲非集众人之口不可,才能创造一种共享快乐进行曲的美好感受。

印裔牧人与牛大哥和牛大姐


图片取自 大脚印

我还记得小时候家乡的大街上也偶尔能见牧人,只是印裔牧人放牧的多是牛群;一些牛大哥、牛大姐还不把汽车放在眼里,在马路上大摇大摆。傍晚时分,牛只在牧人的吆喝声中,在华灯初上的路上仍然踩着无忧无虑的步伐回家(我至今仍然不明白它们的家在哪)。

2014年3月29日星期六

山本先生的心情


图片取自 聯合發行股份有限公司

  这时候的物质生活虽然匮乏,山本太太却毫无怨言,他们都认为现代人的生活太不踏实,不能体会食衣住行的得来不易,也不关心自己所制造出来的垃圾、排泄物去向何处,当然就感觉不到生命的可贵了!所以他们的孩子从小就得摇摇摆摆的走下小溪打水、在田里帮忙耕耘播种灌溉,也曾经在提水肥的时候跌倒,好几天都还闻得到一身臭味,但是本山先生认为这也是学习尊重生命的过程。生命当中一定会有辛苦、肮脏的一面,自己不肯做,却用钱、权力来强迫或者压迫弱势的人来做,那就是一种剥削!

2014年3月24日星期一

2014-12 阅读分享


bánh mì on a hot plate
相片取自 The Intrepid Journal of Sergey Kahn – Bánh Mì

2014.03.17~23

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2014年3月23日星期日

Unless You Look Really Deep


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  She looked him up on the computer and then conferred with an associate. The She went in the back and didn't reappear for at least ten minutes. There was clearly an issue with Junior.

2014年3月22日星期六

Genius


图片取自 Chameleon Abroad:
Travel, Expat life and Poetry

What is the point of genius?
When every social structure
Wants to confine and restrict it
Every political system on earth
Is afraid of absolute truth
Genius is more of a threat to security than extremism
Should genius conform?
And thus,
Cease to exist
All he can do is seek to understand the world in its entirety
And then try to contribute a tiny grain of good

Pretty Butterfly


图片取自 Chameleon Abroad:
Travel, Expat life and Poetry

Oh, pretty butterfly
Remember your humble beginnings
As a creepy crawly caterpillar
Flightless, clutching the paper bark
Hiding in fear from frogs and kingfishers
Now that you are a winged beauty
Let your beauty bloom within

一则关于夫妻长久相处的经典故事


图片取自 博客来

  “我可以冒昧问一个问题吗?”

  “可以啊,玛丽。”

  “你是怎么办到的,才能和奥加在一起这么久,并且……成功经营两人的生活呢?虽然不知道你是否也如此认为,但,至少我是这么想的。”

2014年3月17日星期一

2014-11 阅读分享


图片取自 Living in Another Language - Island Camping

2014.03.10~16

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2014年3月16日星期日

Doorbells


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  But when we lived in Santa Monica, the absolute worst day of the year, every year, was Halloween. We lived in a neighborhood with a lot of families with little kids.

  Kids who went trick-and-treating.

  Kids who rang doorbells.

I Felt Like Tom Hanks


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  At the first sign of the barking during those interviews, I would hide in a room with the doors closed. They haven't invented doors that could keep out the kinds of sounds our dogs could generate, but they helped a little.

Annie


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  Of the three hundred or so dogs that we've had in our home as pets, I can give you an exact count of how many have preferred me to Debbie.

  Three.

  And Annie was one of them.

天堂的锦缎



天堂的锦缎
威廉·巴特勒·叶芝 诗/黎历 译


假如我拥有天堂的锦缎,
它用金银色的光芒镶嵌
夜晚的漆黑,白昼的湛蓝,
黎明黄昏的灰暗编织的锦缎
我会将其在你的脚下铺展:
但我,一贫如洗,只拥有梦想;
我已让梦想在你的脚下伸延;
轻点,因为你脚踩我的梦想。


2014年3月15日星期六

Pulling the Pea Pods through Your Teeth


图片取自 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Picking was the best of all: pulling at the green tops of carrots, never knowing if you were going to haul up a whopper or a skinny' un, all forked and twisted; filling buckets with peas and eating almost as many as he picked with a trick Mud taught him, pulling the pea pods through your teeth so the green peas popped out into your mouth.

Merry Christmas


图片取自 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Later, in bed, listening to the big wireless play softly from the lounge room, he sent a silent 'Fraulich Weihnachen' to Mutti, and 'Merry Christmas' to Alan Peaslake too.

Want to go Home


图片取自 Australian Women Writers Challenge

Harris blinked, and looked like he was going to scream again. Georg put his fingers lightly over the boy's mouth. 'Shhh. You'll wake the children in the other cabins. it's all right. Go back to sleep.'

'Want to go home,' said Harris.

Corn Salad


图片取自 Books, Time, and Silence

  Whenever I see corn salad I'm reminded of the little cage with the hamster or guinea pig that stood on the windowsill of our classroom in elementary school. It was there because it was good for us to learn about animals - to learn to take care of animals, I suppose. Whether the little leaves we pushed through the bars of the cage each morning were corn salad, I can't remember, but they looked a lot like it. The hamster or guinea pig nibbled at the leaves and then spent the rest of the day sitting in one corner of its cage. One morning it was dead, just like the little turtle, the two white mice and the stick insects that had preceded it. What we suppose to learn from this high mortality was never dealt with in the class.

2014年3月10日星期一

2014-10 阅读分享


高山勿忘我
图片取自 愛湘隨 - 【合歡山】植物篇:其他高山家族

2014.03.03~09

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As Though Hatred Spreads Like the Flu


图片取自 Australian Women Writers Challenge

'The Fuhrer is a tiny little man who wants to be a big one,' said Aunt Miriam evenly. 'And he wants to make his country bigger too. Germany was in a bad way when he came to power. And he's done good things - bringing the nation together again. But to do that he blamed all the hardships on the Jews, creating hatred and fear, to give communists and fascists and every unemployed peasant a common enemy. The Jews. Sometimes it's as though hatred spreads like the flu. One person gets it, then another and another.'

Total Nuts


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  It's a myth that dogs shed when the weather goes from cold to hot so that they'll be more comfortable in the summer. The truth is that they shed 365 days a year, twenty-four hours a day. I have no idea where all the hair comes from; maybe the groomer uses Rogaine on them. Otherwise they would be bald by now.

171 E-mails from Strangers


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  On our forth night in the hotel I got an e-mail from a reader in Maryland, who asked if we were anywhere near the fires. She described herself as a dog rescue person, and was of course concerned about the dogs.

Just for a Little While Longer


图片取自 The Fifth Paw

  We took her on vacation to Carmel and stayed in Doris Day's dog-friendly hotel. We went to Zuma, Tara's favorite beach in Malibu, three times a week. But she gradually started to slow down; walks becoming shorter, and her breathing was becoming heavier and more labored. While Debbie and I noticed it, neither of us would admit it, and Tara's occasional good days provided sustenance to our denial mechanism.

2014年3月8日星期六

A Perfect Aryan Head


图片取自 Australian Women Writers Challenge

"Look at this boy," said Herr Doktor Schöner. "Look at him carefully. What do you see?"

养蚕


图片取自 现代阅读

  小姑娘和年幼的男孩,到了春天养蚕,也可以算“玩”的一种吧!

2014年3月3日星期一

2014-09 阅读分享


图片取自 the little red house - the family flavor brownies

2014.02.24~03.02

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2014年3月2日星期日

单车天堂台湾


图片取自 豆瓣读书

[单车天堂台湾]

沿着国道骑车时,眼前出现了一间警察局。当我看见警察局外的某样东西时,不自禁地发出“欸!?”的惊叹,猛然煞了车。原来,在写着“POLICE”的招牌下,还挂着另一块招牌,上面画着单车的插图,写着“铁马驿站”的文字,另外还有一排分别表示修车工具、休息以及急救医疗的图示。

仔细一看,警察局的院子里果然有一栋休憩所,里面放着两个打气筒,还有一位警官在里面值勤。

“请问你会说英语吗?”

我用英语这么问,他便用发音标准的英文回答我:“还可以。”

谎言


图片取自 听!孩子阅读的心在发芽

  “我相信阿书会是个漂亮的伴娘。”便衣福茨说。我说:“阿书将会是更漂亮的新娘。”你要想真正闹清楚阿书是怎么回事,早着呢。你得先闹清楚中国,历史的、现代的;你得闹清楚一系列的政治运动——那可不是你们理解的政治卡通;你还得理解我们这一代,阿书、我、我们——我们生在理想最有生机的年代,却在理想变成一种怀旧时完成了我们的成长。奥克塔威亚.帕兹说,墨西哥民族的谎言是门艺术。在我们这一族,谎言更像是玩笑。谁开不起这个玩笑,谁就不能进入我们的游戏。能否进入阿书的丰富多彩的游戏,能否在其中得到娱乐,那全看你的了,福茨。

属于活人的地方


图片取自 听!孩子阅读的心在发芽

  我和他现在站在荒凉的地铁站,远近都是流浪者留下的尿的气味。这不悦人的气味似乎是惟一的证明:这是个属于活人的地方。

≪第二十二条军规≫


图片取自 听!孩子阅读的心在发芽

  “你是否欠任何信用卡公司的钱——数额很大的钱?我们希望我们的外交官员都有清白的信用记录,也希望他们的配偶没有、将来也不会有信用上的问题。信用对美国国家的官员极其重要。你无法想象有多重要,没有信用记录,你这个人等于不存在。”

  “我就没有信用记录。”跟我这么个不存在的人,你费什么事。

  “你没有信用记录?”我打赌,他肯定暗抽一口冷气,“可是,为什么呢?”

2014年3月1日星期六

Answers that Embarrassed South Africa


图片取自 ebay

In her thirty-six years in Parliament, from 1953 to 1989, she infuriated the Nationalists with her probing questions. On average she asked two hundred questions a year. When accused by a minister of asking questions in Parliament that embarrassed South Africa, she famously replied, 'It is not my questions that embarrassed South Africa; it is your answers.'

它真的就是我的朋友


图片取自 十二月的时光 -
我的一生都在爱你——关于“它们”的书

  “我一直以为,导盲犬不过是引路而已,其实根本就不是那样的。我只要和它在一起,心情就会特别好,它真的就是我的朋友。”