2014.03.15【英译中】The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life

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For me the most interesting thing about a solitary life, and mine has been that for the last twenty years, is that it becomes increasingly rewarding. When I can wake up and watch the sun rise over the ocean, as I do most days, and know that I have an entire day ahead, uninterrupted, in which to write a few pages, take a walk with my dog, read and listen to music, I am flooded with happiness.

  I’m lonely only when I am overtired, when I have worked too long without a break, when from the time being I feel empty and need filling up. And I am lonely sometimes when I come back home after a lecture trip, when I have seen a lot of people and talked a lot, and am full to the brim with experience that needs to be sorted out.

  Then for a little while the house feels huge and empty, and I wonder where my self is hiding. It has to be recaptured slowly by watering the plants and perhaps, by looking again at each one as though it were a person.It takes a while, as I watch the surf blowing up in fountains, but the moment comes when the worlds falls away, and the self emerges again from the deep unconscious, bringing back all I have recently experienced to be explored and slowly understood.

对我而言,独居的生活最有意思的就是它的回报与日俱增,二十年来我正是过着这样的生活。当我像往常一样醒来,看着太阳从海面上升起,我知道我面前有整整一天可以使用,写几页东西,带着我的狗去散步,读读书,欣赏音乐,我沉浸在幸福之中。

  只有当我过度劳累,不断工作,感到空虚、需要充实的时候,我才会感到孤独。有时候当我结束演讲回到家,看到太多人,讲了太多话,被需要梳理的思绪缠绕的时候,我也会感到孤独。

  有时候感觉房子很大很空旷,我却不知道自己躲在哪里。只有在给花草浇水,把它们看做人类仔细端详的时候,才会慢慢找回自己。

  这会花一段时间,我看着喷泉中水花翻腾,世界消失远去,自我从深深的潜意识中摆脱出来,这一刻会带回我最近经历并慢慢领悟的一切。

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