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英语美文:与世界擦身而过

作者:admin    文章来源:盐田区外国语学校    更新时间:2017-10-22

我们大多数人,难以静静地坐下来,看着这个世界,与这个世界擦身而过。为什么不呢?有什么重要的事不能延后吗?是什么电子邮件一定要此刻回?我们的灵魂忙碌奔波时,生活就会离我们远去。我们不断地思考未来,错过了身边美丽的风景。

I was sitting outside my new home yesterday (we just moved last week, and we love the new place), watching the world go by.

There were people in cars, in a hurry to get to their next appointment. There were birds flying by, insects just as busy as the people in cars, plants and weeds thriving in the humid Guam climate.

Inside the house, my children were also busy, as ever, making a mess of the house (which my wife and I would soon clean up), getting into things, their natural curiosity overpowering our previous pleas for them not to play with lotion or take things apart.

The sky was slightly overcast and there was a cool breeze, quite strong and pleasant actually.

It’s not often that most of us just sit quietly, and allow the world to pass us by.

Why not?

What is so important that it can't wait until later? What email must be answered right this moment? Do we really need to read all those articles online, all those messages from others, all those newspapers and magazines? Do we need to have the television and radio and Internet on all the time?

Is life passing us by as we keep our minds super-busy? Are we missing out on the beautiful world around us as we constantly think about the future — what we need to do, our anxieties about what might happen — and the past — what we did wrong, what someone else did to us, what we said, what should have happened?

When was the last time you just sat, and observed? Why not do it today? 

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Watch the world go by与世界擦身而过