村上的不可或缺——跑步

Jewel
2018-07-08 看过

这次选的书是村上的What I TAlk about When I Talk about Running,Philip Gabriel的译本。

跑步于村上而言 “ is both exercise and a metaphor”。写作和跑步,一个费脑,一个耗体力,但费脑的同时令人愉悦,耗体力的同时又锻炼了身体。它们都需要大量的时间,尤其是跑马拉松。私以为,跑步是村上写作的一部分,不可或缺。他说 “ most of what I know about riding I’ve learned through running every day.” 他在跑步过程中“ maintaining my own silent, private time, is important to help me keep my mental well-being”。因此 我有这样的疑问“如果村上不跑步,那…村上还写作吗?”

我喜欢跑步(虽然跑不了几公里),村上的描述正好就是我跑步时的心情。如今我们太缺乏真正与自己相处的时间,社会氛围浮躁,多数人的专注力都不高,手机微信微博,随时一条信息都可能中断我们正在做的事情。而跑步的时候我们独处,体会自身身体和情绪微妙的变化,进而完成与自己对话,跑完后有很强的满足感愉悦感。村上对这种感受的描述更贴切:

When I am running I don’t have to talk to anybody and don’t have to listen to anybody. All I need to do is gazing at the scenery passing by this is a part of my day I can do without.

On cold days I guess I think a little about how cold it is. And about the heat on hot days. When I’m sad I think a little of about sadness. When I’m happy I think a little about happiness. As I mentioned before, random memories come to me too.

The thoughts that occur to me while I’m running are like clouds in the sky. Clouds of all different sizes. They come and they go, while the sky remains the same sky as always.

大多数有过长跑并且喜爱跑步的朋友应该都会有这样的感受。

这本书毕竟不是小说,没有那么抓人心弦的情节,甚至某些段落有点闲散,但娓娓道来的文笔也令我非常喜爱。英文版的用词平实易懂,没有那么多长难句,值得一试。

下面摘录一些个人非常喜欢的句子。

“ No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contempelative, even meditative act.”

“ Pain is in evitable, suffering is optional.”

“Once you set the pace, the rest will follow.”

“ The energetic ones were zipping down the road, slicing through the air like they had robbers at their heels.” (这个比喻太可爱了。)

⭐️ “ when it comes to other people you can always come up with a reasonable explanation but you can fool yourself.”

“ I can’t tell if I am fortunate or not. Maybe it doesn’t matter . For me and for everybody else , probably —— this is my first experience growing old and the emotions I’m having, too, are all first time feelings. if it were something I experienced before then I’d be able to understand it more clearly but this is the first time so I can’t. For now all I can do is put off making any detailed judgments and accept as they are.”

⭐️“ Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up all kinds of people. Other people have their own values to live by in the same holds true with me. These differences give rise to disagreements and a combination of these disagreements can give rise to even greater misunderstandings. As a result, sometimes people are unfairly criticized. This goes without saying. It’s not much fun to be misunderstood or criticized, but rather a painful experience that hurt people deeply.”

(学会尊重不一样,agree to disagree.)

“ So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets.”

“ I have to give it everything I had. If I failed, I could accept that. But I knew that if I did things halfheartedly and they didn’t work out, I’d always have regrets.”

“ I just do my best and see what

“ you really need to prioritize in life, figuring out in what order you should divide up your time and energy. If you don’t get that sort of system set by a certain age, you’ll lack focus and your life will be out of balance.”

“ The most important thing we ever learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” (O_O)

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