201703260845*善待暮年* *Be Kind to Twilight Years*---著名女作家 *杨绛*

*善待暮年*  *Be Kind to Twilight Years*

 

著名女作家 *杨绛*
於2016 年 5月,高齡105 歲過世. 
下面是她在103 歲時的一段鼓勵:
Below is a message of famous novelist 杨绛 (YANG JIANG)written at age of 103, who passed away at age 105 on May 2016:

 

 

花開花謝,潮起潮落,
不經意間我們正走向人生的暮年。
Seasons after seasons, we are unknowingly approaching our twilight years.

從呱呱墜地到兩鬢染霜,
歲月的行囊裡装滿了酸甜苦辣。
接下來,
在夕陽的路上能走多遠,
取决於我們的體魄和心態。
From the first cry on coming to the earth till the hairs turn grey, the baggage of our journey through life has filled with all bitterness and sweetness as well as ups and downs. For how far we walk on the path of our twilight years will depend on our physical, mental and spirit condition.

在曾經的歲月裡,
每個人都會有大小不一的光環,
但這光環已是“過去式”。
當光環退去,
誰都是柴米油鹽,誰都是一介布衣。
Life's glory and splendor are all behind us and we are now just going through the daily chores of keeping life going.

“我們曾如此渴望命運的波瀾,
到最後才發現:
人生最曼妙的風景,
竟是内心的淡定與從容。
Once we yearned for a glamorous life, now we realize the most wonderful and romantic scenery in life are moments of tranquility.

不要满懷焦灼期待子女常回家看看。
子女們有各自的生活和事業,
他們像永不停歇的陀螺一樣,
上有老下有小,
“老”是“夕陽”,
“小”是“朝陽”。
“朝陽”總比“夕陽”
更令人關注和憧憬,
這是動物繁衍生息的法則,
是規律,
誰也不能違背。
記住,
年輕人永遠比老年人忙。
Do not anxiously expect visitation of our children. They have their own lives to live; they are like tops being spun continuously, sandwiched between young and old. Old is dusk, young is dawn. We all are more concerned and have high expectation for the young; this is nature's law. It is human race survival cycle and no one can defy it. Please remember: our children is always more busy than us.

人生,
夫妻也好,母女父子也罷,
不管是怎樣的水乳交融、
心心相繫,
每個人都是生命的獨立個體,
因此,
我們要學會在孤獨的時候给自己安慰,
在寂寞的時候给自己温暖。
In life whether it is husband and wife or parents and children , no matter how harmonious and how close they are, each one is unique and an independent entity. Therefore we need to learn to cope with loneliness by finding ways to console and cheer ourselves up when feeling lonely.

老要有老的風骨,
老要有老的優雅,
正如春華秋實,
四季輪迴,各有風采。

In reaching our golden age, we have our self esteem and graciousness just like the cycle of four seasons, each has its grace and beauty. Smile & enjoy each phase of life.

暮年是美好生活的開始,
是一種從容、恬闊、
悠哉遊哉的状態。
願我們保持一顆寧静的心,
少些期盼、多些寬容,
寵辱不驚、去留無礙,
微笑向前,
善待暮年的自己。
Twilight years is the beginning of goodness in life. It is easy going, peaceful, unhurried and joyful. We have to maintain peaceful, less expectation, more inclusive and forgiving, not to over react when receiving attention or being ignored. To stay or to go does not matter anymore. Keep smiling while moving ahead each day and be kind to ourselves.
Being honest and sincere will make friendships last.
Do not expect for a return on what you have given to others, after all, making others happy is life's greatest achievement.

 

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