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双语美文阅读:快乐  发帖心情 Post By:2009/7/18 20:22:08 [只看该作者]

 Pleasure is a freedom song, but it is not freedom. It is the blossoming of your desires; but it is not their fruit, it is a depth calling unto a height; but it is not the deep nor the high, it is the caged taking wing; but it is not space encompassed. Ay, in very truth, pleasure is a freedom song. And I fain would have you sing it with fullness of heart; yet I would not have you lose your hearts in the singing.
  Some of your youth seek pleasure as if it was all, and they are judged and rebuked. I would not judge nor rebuke them. I would have them seek, for they shall find pleasure, but not her alone; seven are her sisters, and the least of them is more beautiful than pleasure. Have you not heard of the man who was digging in the earth for roots and found a treasure?
  And some of your elders remember pleasure with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness. But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement. They should remember their pleasures with gratitude, as they would the harvest of a summer. Yet if it comforts them to regret, let them be comforted.
  And there are among you those who are neither young to seek nor old to remember, and in their fear of seeking and remembering they shun all pleasures, lest they neglect the spirit or offend against it.
  But even in their foregoing is their pleasure.
  And thus they too find a treasure though they dig for roots with quivering hands. But tell me, who is he that can offend the spirit?
  
  快乐是一首自由的歌,但它不是自由;它是你愿望的花朵,但却不是果实;它是对高度的深沉呼唤,但它却既不深也不高;它是被囚禁的捕获物的翅膀,却不限于被囚禁的空间。哦,的确,快乐是一首自由的歌,我愿你们全心全意地歌唱它,但却不希望你们迷失在歌唱当中。
  你们当中有些年轻人追求快乐,似乎快乐便是一切,他们会受到评判与指责。我不会评判他们,也不会横加指责,我会让他们去寻求,因为他们将会寻找到快乐。但快乐不是孤独的,她有七个姐妹,她们当中最年少的也比她美丽。你们难道没有听说过,在泥土中挖掘树根的人,最后找到宝藏的故事吗?
  你们当中年长一些的人会带着悔恨追忆快乐,就仿佛在追悔酒醉中所做的错事一样。悔恨让心灵蒙上阴影,但却不是心灵的惩罚。他们应该怀着感恩之心去回忆,就像回忆夏日里的收获。然而,如果悔恨能让他们感觉到慰藉,就让他们悔恨吧。
  你们当中还有些人,既不再年轻得可以去寻找,却也没有老得只剩下回忆,在他们对寻找与回忆的恐惧当中,他们回避着一切的快乐,唯恐忽视了自己的心灵,或者冒犯了它。
  但是,在他们先前的行为当中,也有过快乐。
  因此,尽管他们在用颤抖的双手挖掘着树根,他们也会找到财宝。但是告诉我,让自己的心灵不快乐的是谁呢?
作者:高素菊

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