注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

金叶的博客

the deepest corner for the heart

 
 
 

日志

 
 

Slow Down and Live   

2009-04-11 20:11:55|  分类: appreciating the |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |

 

Slow Down and Live

云淡风清慢生活

By Chris Gonzalez

        慢,并不是懒惰,而是一种态度;慢,并不是拖延,而是一种平衡。在这个天天嚷嚷着“时间就是金钱”的快节奏社会里,慢生活则是一种优雅的回归。从明天起,慢慢地吃,轻松地工作,用心去聆听,投入地去爱,温婉地交际,做一个幸福的人……

 

         I hate the word “multitasking”. To me it sounds like doing lots of things all at once, only doing them all very badly and feeling like an exhausted failure when it’s over. It gives me the feel of “hurry and do everything now because everything else is waiting.” I see the evil taskmaster with arms crossed and foot tapping. Yet the ability to multitask is 1)exalted in our 2)rabid, hyper-paced consumer culture. Well, I for one, 3)am sick and tired of feeling like some sort of lazy 4)shlepper for being a lousy multitasker. Maybe other people get some kind of real jolt from going in eight directions at once, but I don’t. So, I’m done with it. I quit.

        我痛恨“一心多用”这个词。对我来说,它听起来就像是要同时干很多件事情,只不过全都完成得不怎么样,而且做完之后只觉得筋疲力尽,失败透顶。它给我的感觉就是“快点把手头上的活全干完,因为后面还有好多事在等着呢。”我甚至能看到那邪恶的工头站在面前,双臂交叉,脚尖打着拍子。但是在我们这个狂热而燥进的消费文化中,多重任务处理的能力却为人所崇尚。一心多用不成便自觉像个懒散笨蛋似的,嗯,这种感受,我是很厌倦的了。或许其他人对于一次奔向八个方向乐此不疲,可我却不然。所以,我不干了。我退出!

         Why must there be so much hurry? Is there really that much to miss? Rush, rush, rush—I’m running late, red light, brakes, coffee, spill, @&*$%. Puh-lease! The reason there is so much pressure and stress on us and the reason we are running late has to do with the fact that we are 5)cramming 37 hours of work, events, activities, etc into an 6)itty-bitty little 24 hour day. I even heard of a church that starts its Sunday morning 7)services at 6:30 AM because its supercharged members don’t want it to get in the way of their very productive, all-important day, packed with supercharged activities. That right there is a sin if you ask me.

        为什么非要这么匆忙呢?真的有那么多的东西要错过吗?冲啊、冲啊、冲啊——我要迟到了,红灯,刹车,咖啡,溢出来了,@&*$%(骂脏话)……拜——托!我们之所以压力那么大、那么紧张,我们之所以害怕迟到,是因为我们把37小时的工作、事情、活动等等,全硬塞到那极为有限的一天24小时中。我甚至听说有间教堂把星期天早晨的礼拜仪式提前到清晨6点半开始,因为那些日理万机的教会成员们一天的活动安排密密麻麻,分秒求成,至关重要,不想礼拜仪式对此有半点耽误。如果你问我,我得说那是一种罪恶。

         This kind of frantic and crazy, overly concentrated life, makes me want to just ditch society for a while and live as a 8)hippy. No, not the pot smoking kind of hippy, but the kind that has time to sit on old couches in a small apartment and talk with friends. The kind of hippy that gets infrequent haircuts and ponders poetry and thinks about art. The kind of hippy who eats raw corn, right off the cob, picked from a nearby farm. I am thinking about a slow life where 9)sleeping in is normal and soaking in the meaning of life is valued. I want to smell the roses.

        这种狂乱而高强度的生活让我想要暂时逃离这个社会,像个嬉皮士一样去生活。不,不是那种抽大麻的嬉皮士,而是那种有时间坐在小公寓的旧沙发上与朋友聊天的嬉皮士。那种不常剪发、沉迷于诗词、爱思考艺术的嬉皮士。那种啃着从附近农场里的玉米秆上刚掰下来的生玉米的嬉皮士。我在考虑要过一种慢生活,在这种生活里,睡过头是件很正常的事情,而沉浸在生活的意义当中是备受尊重的。我想要闻闻玫瑰的幽香。

        10)Good grief, smell the roses? Does anyone even know where the roses are? Caught up in this crazy life, even the thought of roses is like an echo of a legend I hardly remember from once upon a time. Smell the roses? I wouldn’t even know where to start sniffing. And that is the problem, isn’t it? Can we get so busy that the stuff of life gets misplaced, misused, or forgotten?

        天哪!闻闻玫瑰?有人知道哪里有玫瑰吗?陷入这种疯狂的生活中,连“玫瑰”这个念头也只像我几乎想不起来的某个久远传说的一声回响。闻闻玫瑰?我甚至都不知道从哪里开始嗅起。而这就是问题的所在,不是吗?我们真的要这么忙碌,以至于连构筑人生的素材都会被放错位、错用,或者被遗忘吗?

       Do you sometimes feel like you are in such a hurry that you can’t get anything done? Well, there is a reason for that. There are some things that you actually cannot do while in a hurry. Below is my list of things I cannot do while I am in a hurry. Feel free to make your own.

        你会不会有时觉得自己太匆忙了,以至于什么都做不成?嗯,这是有原因的。实际上,有些事情的确是不能匆匆而就的。下列是我在匆忙之间不能做到的事情。你也大可列出你的事项。

……

  评论这张
 
阅读(47)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2016