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四十八分之二十七:生日快乐

又长大了一岁,借用《伟大的盖茨比》里面的一段话,祝自己生日快乐。虽然书中的“我”最终也没和乔丹在一起,虽然盖茨比死了,虽然黛西和汤姆从此“幸福快乐的生活在一起”

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

前程坎坷,过去汹涌,但请永不停止对于真善美的追寻,自省自勉之。

I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade

Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair. But there was Jordan beside me, who, unlike Daisy, was too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age. As we passed over the dark bridge her wan face fell lazily against my coat’s shoulder and the formidable stroke of thirty died away with the reassuring pressure of her hand

So we drove on toward death through the cooling twilight.

我三十岁了。在我面前展现出一条新的十年的凶多吉少、咄咄逼人的道路。

三十岁——展望十年的孤寂,可交往的单身汉逐渐稀少,热烈的感‘清逐渐稀薄,头发逐渐稀疏。但我身边有乔丹,和黛西大不一样,她少年老成,不会把早已忘怀的梦一年又一年还藏在心里。我们驶过黝黑的铁桥时她苍白的脸懒懒地靠在我上衣的肩上,她紧紧握住我的手,驱散了三十岁生日的巨大冲击。

于是我们在稍微凉快一点的暮色中向死亡驶去。

They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…

汤姆和黛西,他们是粗心大意的人——他们砸碎了东西,毁灭了人,然后就退缩到自己的金钱或者麻木不仁或者不管什么使他们留在一起的东西之中,让别人去收拾他们的烂摊子……

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by Registered Commenterhedgehog in Bookshelf | 书山有路 | CommentsPost a comment

Reader Comments (12)

哦也 baiguanque131

January 21st, 2011 | Registered Commenterdarktemplar

快三十了啊 羡慕 baiguanque098

January 21st, 2011 | Registered Commentertsing

baiguanque134

January 22nd, 2011 | Registered Commenterskyrose

咦?那不应该是水瓶男么,怎么说是摩羯男

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7号,是拖到现在才写

January 22nd, 2011 | Registered Commenterkevin

happy birthday!

a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair 写的好!

January 22nd, 2011 | Registered Commenterxingzi

照一张brown的 t-shirt baiguanque130

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January 22nd, 2011 | Registered Commenterdarktemplar

生日快乐,教授。
我也生日快乐。

hedgehog Reply:

大豆生日快乐

January 23rd, 2011 | Registered Commenter大豆

生日快乐:)

hedgehog Reply:

谢谢美侠女

January 24th, 2011 | Registered Commenter小飞侠