按月彙整:一月 2009

She

 

Elvis Costello – She

She
May be the face I can’t forget
The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
She
May be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

She
May be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven or a hell
She may be the mirror of my dreams
The smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

She
Who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one’s allowed to see them when they cry
She
May be the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I’ll remember till the day I die

She
May be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I’m alive
The one I’ll care for through the rough in ready years
Me
I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I’ve got to be
The meaning of my life is

She
She, oh she

上午
學長計劃行山@紫羅蘭山徑

山路崎嶇,有如叢林探險,
真是辛苦了兩位學長。

沿途談笑風生,從美國風雲談到郵政署署長運用特權派信入水塘@.@…….
全長4.7公里,需時二小時又五十分鐘

下午
亞太經濟合作組織的機遇與挑戰@HKU

開始
睡睡睡……….
拍掌
睡睡睡……….
拍掌
走人

幸好我把全程用錄音機錄下了 =P
留待有精神時再聽^^

Desiderata

Desiderata

– written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s —
Not “Found in Old St. Paul’s Church"! — see below

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

在喧囂和奔忙中安靜地走開,

記住沉默里也許帶有安寧。

盡可能地與人為善,但不要卑躬屈膝。

心平氣和地說清你的真意;并聆聽別人,甚至那些愚鈍和無知者,

他們也有故事。

避開喧鬧尋釁者,他們會擾人心神。

與人相比只會為你添上虛榮和嫉妒。

因為尺有所短,寸有所長。

享受你的成就,以及藍圖。

不管多低微,對你的事業保持興趣,在時光的財富里一切易變,惟其不變。

善待歲月給你的忠告,坦然放下年少的不更事。

蓄養心力,突發噩運時它可庇護你,

但不要為幽暗的想法所困。

許多恐懼均源於困倦和孤獨。

從心所欲不逾矩。

所以,不管你如何構想上帝,但求無愧於天。

不管你如何勞苦和渴望,保持在生活的喧擾紛亂里心靈安寧。

儘管有虛假,坎坷,破碎的夢,

世界依然美麗。

歡呼吧,為幸福努力吧。

方敏生女士翻譯

I like this Poem……..