慢慢品味,实在太有道理了
101 The next day my friends came together to pack away my clothes, my personal belongings and what was left of my life. Not quite Gabrielle, not quite. How ironic. To have something I tried so desperately to keep secret treated so causally. I’m so sorry, girls. I never wanted you to burden with this.

第二天我的朋友们都来帮我收拾衣服,私人物品还有――我剩下的那些东西。远不只这些Gabrielle,远不只。多么讽刺,我拼命努力想要保守的秘密就这样随便的被她们发现了。对不起,姐妹们。我绝对不想让你们承受这种负担。

102 Yes, as I look back at the world I left behind, it's all so clear to me. The beauty that waits to be unveiled, the mysteries that long to be uncovered. But, people so rarely stop to take a look. They just keep moving. It's a shame, really. There's so much to see.

是的,当我回头看我身后的世界,它变得如此清晰。那么多期待闪亮登场的美丽,那么多渴望不被发现的秘密。但人们很少停下脚步去观察,他们只是一路前行。这真的很可惜。

103 Yes I remember the world. Every detail. And what I remember most is how afraid I was, what a waste. You see, to live in fear is not to live at all. I wish I could tell this to those I left behind, but would it do any good? Probably not. I understand now, there will always be those who face their fears, and there will always be those who run away.

是的,我记得这个世界的每一个细节。对我影响最深刻是却是我如何的害怕,真是浪费生命!活在恐惧中就和死了一样。我希望能把这些告诉给留在这世上的人,但是会有帮助吗?也许不会。我终于明白了,当恐惧来临的时候,总会有人去坚强的面对,也总会有人选择逃避。

104 What type of person would send such a note? Was it an enemy? Of course! But what kind? An acquaintance? A stranger? Or how about a neighbor that lives a few feet away?

什么样的人会寄这样一张字条?是敌人?当然了!但是是什么样的敌人?萍水相逢?还是陌生人?或者就是一个街坊邻居?

105 People by their very nature are always on the lookout for intruders, trying to prevent those on the outside from getting in. But there will always be those who force their way into our lives, just as there will be those we invite in. But the most troubling of all will be the ones who stand on the outside looking in. The ones we never truly get to know.

人类的天性就是提防那些***者,我们努力防止外人进入我们的生活。但就像我们有时会邀请客人一样,总会有人强行进入我们的生活。不过最令人头痛的还是那些站在远处监视着我们的人,我们永远不知道他们的真面目。

106 The search for power begins when we are quite young. As children, we are taught that the power of good triumphs over the power of evil. But as we get older, we realize that nothing is ever that simple. Traces of evil always remain.

我们很小的时候就知道追求权力。我们还是孩子的时候学到的是邪不胜正。但我们长大之后发现事情远没有那样单纯。邪恶的踪迹总是存在。

107 Competition, it means different things to different people. But whether it’s a friendly rivalry, or a fight to the death. The end result is the same. There will be winners, and there will be losers. Of course the trick is to know which battles to fight. You see, no victory comes without a price.

竞争意味着不同的事对不同的人。但不管是一场友好的竞赛还是致命的搏斗,最终结局都是一样的――有胜利者,也有失败者。当然,秘诀在于自己要知道该参加哪场斗争。因为,任何胜利都是有代价的。

108 There is a widely read book that tells us everyone is a sinner. Of course, not everyone feels guilt over the bad things they do. In contrast, there are those who assume more than their share of the blame. There are others who soothe their consciences with small acts of kindness. Or by telling themselves their sins were justified. Finally, there are the ones who simply vow to do better next time, and pray for forgiveness. Sometimes, their prayers are answered.

有一本广泛流传的书(《圣经》)告诉我们每个人都是罪人。当然并不是所有人做完坏事之后都会内疚,相对的,也有人承担了过多的罪过。有些人会做些小小的善事来安抚他们的良心;或者告诉自己他们是替天行道。最后,有些人仅仅发誓说下次会做得更好,并祈求原谅。有时他们的祈祷得到了回应。

109 People are complicated creatures, on the one hand, able to perform great acts of charity; on the other, capable of the most underhanded forms of betrayal. It is a constant battle that ranges within all of us, between the better angels of our nature, and the temptation of our inner demons. And sometimes the only way to ward off the darkness is to shine the light of compassion.

人是一种复杂的生物。一方面,能乐善好施;另一方面,也能背信弃义。我们的内心在善良的天使和欲望的魔鬼之间不断的斗争着。有时,抵挡黑暗的唯一办法就是发出仁慈的光芒。

110 Trust is a fragile thing, once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom; but once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover. Of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we are closest to can betray us. And total strangers can come to our rescue. In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned.

信任是很微妙的东西,一旦得到我们会感觉到无比自由;但是一旦失去就几乎不可能再挽回。当然,我们永远不知道可以相信谁。最亲近的人也有可能背叛我们,而未曾谋面的人也可能伸出援助之手。所以,大多数人决定只相信自己。这是避免引火上身最简单的方法。

111 We are all searching for some one. That special person who will provide us what’s missing in our lives, someone who can offer companionship, or resistance, or security. And sometimes if we search very hard, we can find someone who provides us with all three. Yes for all searching for someone. And if we can’t find them, we can only pray they find us.

我们都在寻找某个人。那个特殊的人会填补我们生命中的空白,有的伸出友谊之手,有的防守反击,有的给我们带来安全感。如果我们竭尽全力去寻找,有时会找到符合这三种条件的人。没错,我们都在追寻某个人。如果我们没找到,就只能祈求他们来找我们。

112 Death is inevitable. It’s a promise made to each of us at birth. But before that promise is kept, we all hope something will happen to us, whether it is the thrill of romance, the joy of raising a family, or the anguish of great loss. We all hope to experience something that make our lives meaningful, but the sad fact is, not all lives have meaning. Some people spend their time on this planet just sitting on the sidelines, waiting for something to happen to them, before it’s too late.

死亡是不可避免的。每个人在生下来之后都会得到的保证。但在那个保证履行之前我们都希望能遇到某些事,可能是一段激动人心的罗曼史,可能是生儿育女的喜悦,可能是巨大损失的痛苦。我们都希望经历让生命有意义的事情,但令人难过的是并非所有的生命都有意义。有些人一生只是站在远处等待那些事从天而降,结果蹉跎光阴。

113 Sooner or later, the time comes when we all must become responsible adults, and learn to give up what we want, so we can choose to do what is right. Of course, a life time of responsibility isn’t always easy, and as the years go on, it’s a burden that can become too heavy for some to bear. But still we try to do what is best, what is good. Not only for ourselves, but for those we love. Yes, sooner or later we must all become responsible adults. No one knows this better than the young.

早晚我们都会成为负有责任的成人,学会为了正确的选择而放弃一些事。当然想要负起毕生的责任并非易事,随着年龄的增长这个负担会使有些人承受不起。不过我们仍然要尽力而为,为自己,更为我们所爱的人。是的,早晚我们都会成为负有责任的成人,没有人比年轻人更清楚这一点。

114 It’s impossible to grasp just how powerful love is, it can sustain us through trying times, or motivate us to make extraordinary sacrifices; it can force decent man to commit the darkest deeds, or compel ordinary woman to search for hidden truths. And long after we’re gone, love remains burned into our memories. We all search for love, but some of us, after we found it, wish we hadn’t.

人们无法理解爱的力量究竟有多大,它能让我们渡过艰难困苦;或者鼓励我们做出特殊牺牲;它能逼迫正人君子诲淫诲盗;也能迫使平凡女人发掘真相。即使我们早已不在人世,爱仍在我们的回忆里。我们都在寻找爱,但是有些人在找到之后却希望不曾找到它。

115 Yes, each new day in suburbia brings with it a new set of lies. The worst are the ones we tell ourselves before we fall asleep. We whisper them in the dark, telling ourselves we are happy, or that he’s happy that we can change, or that he will change his mind. We persuade ourselves we can live with our sins, or that we can live without him. Yes, each night before we fall asleep we lie to ourselves in a desperate, desperate hope that come morning, it will all be true.

是的,郊区每个全新的一天都会带来新的谎言。最糟糕的是我们睡前告诉自己的话。我们在黑暗里对自己轻语,告诉自己很快乐,或者说他会因为我们的改变而快乐,或说他会改变他的想法。我们说服自己可以带着罪过生活,或没有他也能活着。没错,每晚临睡之前我们都会骗自己,极其热切的希望当早晨醒来时,美梦成真。

116 Yes, everyone loves a scandal, no matter how big or small. After all, what could be more entertaining than watching the downfall of the high and mighty? What could be more amusing than the public exposure of hypocritical sinners? Yes, everyone loves a scandal, and if for some reason, you are not enjoying the latest one…Well, the next one is always around the corner.

是的,每个人都喜欢丑闻,不管大或小。毕竟,有什么能比看到权贵的衰败和伪善之人公布于众更有乐趣呢?是的,每个人都喜欢丑闻,就算你不喜欢最新的也没关系。下一个总会满足你的要求。

117 We all honor heroes for different reasons, sometimes for their daring, sometimes for their bravery, sometimes for their goodness. But mostly we honor heroes because at one point or another, we all dream to be rescued. Of course, if the right hero doesn’t come along, sometimes we just have to rescue ourselves.

基于不同的原因我们都尊敬英雄,有时因为他们的大胆,有时因为他们的英勇,有时因为他们的善良。但我们崇敬英雄的主要原因是因为某些时候我们都梦想被他们拯救。当然,如果那个英雄没有出现,有时我们只好拯救自己。

118 Children come into the world with their own agendas, some to brighten our days, some to test our patience, some to give us purpose, some to take care of us. Yes, when they come, children change everything. Especially when they’re not invited.

孩子们带着他们的使命来到人间,有些照亮我们的人生,有些考验我们的耐性,有些带给我们活着的理由,还有些来照顾我们。是的,孩子的降临改变一切,尤其是他们不请自来的时候。

119 Yes, life is a journey, one that is much better traveled with a companion by our side. Of course that companion can be just about anyone - a neighbor on the other side of the street - or the man on the other side of the bed? The companion can be a mother with good intentions, or a child who is up to no good. Still despite our best intentions, some of us will lose our companions along the way and then the journey becomes unbearable. You see, human beings are designed for many things. But loneliness is not one of them.

是的,人生是一场旅程,我们最好结伴同行。当然同伴可以是任何人。也许是对街的邻居,或者是同床的男人。这位同伴可能是个用心良苦的母亲,也可能是个不怀好意的孩子。虽然我们没有恶意,但有些人还是会在旅程当中失去他们的伴侣,接下来这段旅程开始变得难以忍受。要知道人可以忍受很多事,但孤独却不在其中。

120 Yes, spring comes every year to Wisteria Lane. But not everyone remembers to stop and smell the flowers. Some are too busy worrying about the future, or mistakes they’ve made in the past. Others are preoccupied with not getting caught, or thinking of ways to catch someone else. Still there will always be a few who remember to take a moment and appreciate what spring has given them. Just as there will always be those who prefer to sit in the dark, brooding over everything they’ve lost.

每年春天都降临在Wisteria Lane,但并不是每个人都会停下脚步来嗅嗅花香。有些人忙于担心他们的未来,有些人担心他们的“过”错。还有人费尽心机夹住尾巴过日子或是逮住别人的小尾巴。但还是会有少数人记得花些时间来珍惜春天所赐的一切,就像总会有人宁愿呆在黑暗里,数落他们失去的一切。

121 The vow is simple really. Those who take it promise to stay together, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to honor and to cherish, forsaking all others, until death do us part. Yes, the vow is simple. Finding someone worthy of such a promise is the hard part. But if we can, that’s when we begin to live happily ever after.

誓言其实很简单。发誓的人承诺无论生活好与坏,无论富裕与贫穷,无论疾病与健康,永远忠贞至死不渝。是的,誓言很简单。但困难的是能否找到值得许下诺言的那个终生伴侣。不过如果我们能找到的话,那么我们就可以从此幸福快乐的活着了。

122 Nothing is forever, and the time comes when we all must say goodbye to the world we knew, goodbye to everything we had taken for granted, goodbye to those we thought would never abandon us, and when these changes finally do occur, when the familiar has departed, and the unfamiliar has taken its place, all any of us can really do is to say hello…and welcome!

没有东西是永恒的。我们都会有离开世界的那一刻,那时我们要向曾经熟悉的世界说再见,向曾经没有珍惜的一切说再见,向我们曾认为不会抛弃我们的人说再见。当熟悉变得陌生,当陌生变成习惯的时候,我们只能无力的说声:哈罗,欢迎!

123 It’s an odd thing to look back on the world, to watch those I left behind. Each in her own way so brave so determined, and so very desperate. Desperate to venture out, but afraid of what she’ll miss when she goes. Desperate to get everything she wants, even when she is not exactly sure of what that is. Desperate for life to be perfect again, although she realizes it never really was. Desperate for a better future, if she can find a way to escape her past. I am not only watch; I cheer them on, these amazing women. I hope so much that they’ll find what they’re looking for, but I know not all them will. Sadly… that’s just not the way life works, not everyone gets a happy ending.

回头看身后的世界和生前好友这种感觉很奇妙。她们都以自己的方式活着,那么勇敢,那么果断,充满着渴望。有的人渴望去冒险,又怕离开后会想念。有的人渴望得到一切,尽管她并不确定到底想要什么。有的人渴望重新得到完美的人生,即使她的生活从来就没有完美过。有的人渴望得到美好的未来,但她必须先想办法逃避过去。我并不只是看着她们,我也在为这些了不起的女人加油助威。我衷心希望她们能找到她们追求的东西,但我知道并不是所有人都能如愿。悲哀的是,这就是生活,并不是每个人都有快乐结局。