Mary’s Bed and Breakfast

朋友玩笑,考虑考虑,开客栈开茶馆吧。

让我想起 Mary’s Bed and Breakfast

 

从北卡来湾区,Mary 那里是第一站。

没再去过那个小旅店,却也偶尔会想到她。

 

Mary 的家庭小旅店,很温馨。六十岁的她退休前做室内装修设计,那个家,所有的装饰都出自她自己的手。Mary个性非常开朗,充满活力。她带我去买东西,教我怎么“闯红灯”。

 

当时Mary离婚几年了,时任男朋友四十岁,是个建筑师。熟悉之后,她每天神采飞扬地给我讲她的恋爱故事,还带有那份羞涩像年轻的女孩子一样。

 

每次想起她的爱情故事,总让我特别感慨,也相信更是那份恋情让她充满青春的活力。不过她说,她不会和他结婚的,自己太老了,不想耽误他,有这份感觉已让她很满足。

 

 

今天一直想着去Mary那里看看却也没去。家里还留有一个小碗,是当时带回Mary 给我的后来没养活几天的植物。

 

那时,一个人,两个旅行箱,两箱子北卡时捡的书,还有无畏与自信。

 

然后呢,却不知哪一天起发现自己好像没路走了。。。

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6 thoughts on “Mary’s Bed and Breakfast

    • 一直希望可以无抱怨地生活却也不常做得到,尤其是抱怨的是生活而不是具体的人,连目标也没有。像是一直在黑屋子里打拳看不到对手用不上劲儿也走不出去:)

      • 嗯,生活就是猫吃鱼,狗吃肉,奥特曼打小怪兽。

        奥特曼没法选择遇到什么样的怪兽,我们也没法选择遇到什么样的生活。

        不管遇到什么,只管一路打过去好了。

        • 呵呵,去查了一下什么是“奥特曼打小怪兽” :)

          嗯,生活,哭也过,笑也过,不管怎样,“一路打过去” 。

  1. There is something of the ancient Stoic philosophy
    in this acceptance of self
    even if it means rejection by the world.
    Plutarch (/Contentment/, Vol.10) points out
    that whatever may happen to a person is largely beyond that person’s control;
    but how he reacts to what happens is within his own power:
    “Fortune can infect a man with sickness,
    take his money away,
    malign him to his countrymen or a tyrant;
    but she cannot make a good and virile and high-spirited man
    a poltroon or mean-spirited or ignoble or envious.”
    And the most stoical of all the Stoics, Epictetus, declares that,
    “You can be unconquerable if you enter into no combat
    in which it is not in your own power to conquer”
    (/The Enchiridion/, Vol.10).

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