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【照片 】 故乡:省城,县城,小镇
因为惩罚自己08/09年期间炒股损失,06年之后,7年没有回国。

虽然几乎天天网上看中文和四川新闻,知道那里的建设,但对城市建设方面的改变,仍然很惊喜。以前回去,虽然也能看到很多改变,但这次看到的,省城和县城的改变,有一种飞跃。

成都的天际线

从市中心天府广场往南看


往西看


往东看


广场上游玩的人








   
  BBB     12/07/2013 19:20
成都的新中心

环球中心


会展中心


世纪城附近






仍然在建设中。其中应当包括一个全新的表演艺术中心



   
  BBB     12/07/2013 19:53
地铁一号线





   
  BBB     12/07/2013 19:59
二号线


   
  BBB     12/07/2013 20:27
成都的绕城高速公路(G4201)beltway,环球中心附近



   
  thesunlover     12/08/2013 00:00
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。
   
  BBB     12/08/2013 07:22
这个一目了然,都不好意思再说了。

想努力寻找一些有意义的改变。在现代,世界上没有比建造高楼大厦,修高速公路和地铁更容易的事情了,只要有钱。中国大量的廉价民工(被称为“人口红利”),土地的国有制,为这样的城市建设和基础设施建设大大降低了时间和金钱成本。这使得中国这样大规模的基础设施建设可以在短时间成为可能(这算社会主义的优越性吧?)。当然,这其中其实包含着普通老百姓特别是农民的巨大付出。不仅是他们的在恶劣的环境中(长期与家人分离,住廉价的工棚)的辛勤的劳动与微薄的收入不相称,而且是他们因为缺少土地所有权,因而得到的补偿与他们失去的家园之间的差距。但农民过去几十年一直生活艰辛,社会地位卑微,这样的土地占用其实让给其中的绝大多数带来了直接的生活改善和社会地位的改变,他们好像都很乐意。


thesunlover wrote: (12/8/2013 0:0)
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。

   
  和谈     12/08/2013 08:57

thesunlover wrote: (12/8/2013 0:0)
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。



看到成都这样的城市也是这种雾蒙蒙的天气,心里也是很不爽。 我对城市发展也没有兴趣,在那种“新”的后面散发着这个社会土豪的性质。

上海南京东路改成步行街之后,我上次回去在那走了两个来回,是半夜和清晨,都因为时差的缘故。感觉一是突然觉得那一段路非常短,和记忆中的相差很大,二是觉得城市发展的两难。

以南京东路为例,它正好在上海以外滩,城隍庙,西藏路到苏州河划一个方块的中间,那里看上去所有的建筑都还是原样,也就是说差不多七八十年,甚至接近百年的历史了。那里的居住条件在49年前后应该算很好的,可是现在其他条件在变化,这里无法翻修,再加上人口密度很高,夏天几乎是要让人窒息或者晕倒的了。我们外人去观光时,很少留意那些店铺后面是什么情况。

一些老居民不舍得离开那原滋原味的环境,(肯定还有其他原因。)这很好理解,代价是他们就因此游离于现在其他地区比较舒适方便的生活条件。也正是由于这些人的坚持,让我们这些人还偶尔能够发一下思乡之幽情。那个清晨我在步行街杀时间时,无意碰上了老上海的乡音以及氛围,令人唏嘘。

上海周围有几个古典的江南水乡小镇,比如周庄。作为景致,那里越旧越好,百年老屋更加吸引人,可是如果光有老房没有人住,则没有活泛气息,那跟废墟一样了,又不是游客心里想要看的,体验的了。可是谁愿意在那里成为别人的风景?

我下次回去应该会到四川去一次,主要也是因为时间越久,旧的东西越少。 我大概会在成都租个车子,沿新津,眉山,乐山,峨眉山一路开一路,弯进附近的小镇,晚上住那里,凌晨开始就坐在沿街的茶馆,闻旱烟的臭/呛味,听正宗的四川话,看把黑皮猪绑在独轮车上赶集的老乡,吃红油抄手,锺水饺,赖汤圆,等等。

降E,四川现在还有没有那样的场景了?
   
  BBB     12/08/2013 09:37
我对四川有特殊感情,所以当然鼓励你去。如果提前计划的话,我说不定还能陪你。对外地人来说,四川绝对应当是值得一去的地方。

露天茶馆还有,街边的茶馆不多了。我虽然热爱乡土气息,但对卫生条件也比较敏感,所以,我喜欢坐茶馆(下边会有更多照片),但喜欢有空调干净整洁这样现代舒适的。


和谈 wrote: (12/8/2013 8:57)

thesunlover wrote: (12/8/2013 0:0)
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。



看到成都这样的城市也是这种雾蒙蒙的天气,心里也是很不爽。 我对城市发展也没有兴趣,在那种“新”的后面散发着这个社会土豪的性质。

上海南京东路改成步行街之后,我上次回去在那走了两个来回,是半夜和清晨,都因为时差的缘故。感觉一是突然觉得那一段路非常短,和记忆中的相差很大,二是觉得城市发展的两难。

以南京东路为例,它正好在上海以外滩,城隍庙,西藏路到苏州河划一个方块的中间,那里看上去所有的建筑都还是原样,也就是说差不多七八十年,甚至接近百年的历史了。那里的居住条件在49年前后应该算很好的,可是现在其他条件在变化,这里无法翻修,再加上人口密度很高,夏天几乎是要让人窒息或者晕倒的了。我们外人去观光时,很少留意那些店铺后面是什么情况。

一些老居民不舍得离开那原滋原味的环境,(肯定还有其他原因。)这很好理解,代价是他们就因此游离于现在其他地区比较舒适方便的生活条件。也正是由于这些人的坚持,让我们这些人还偶尔能够发一下思乡之幽情。那个清晨我在步行街杀时间时,无意碰上了老上海的乡音以及氛围,令人唏嘘。

上海周围有几个古典的江南水乡小镇,比如周庄。作为景致,那里越旧越好,百年老屋更加吸引人,可是如果光有老房没有人住,则没有活泛气息,那跟废墟一样了,又不是游客心里想要看的,体验的了。可是谁愿意在那里成为别人的风景?

我下次回去应该会到四川去一次,主要也是因为时间越久,旧的东西越少。 我大概会在成都租个车子,沿新津,眉山,乐山,峨眉山一路开一路,弯进附近的小镇,晚上住那里,凌晨开始就坐在沿街的茶馆,闻旱烟的臭/呛味,听正宗的四川话,看把黑皮猪绑在独轮车上赶集的老乡,吃红油抄手,锺水饺,赖汤圆,等等。

降E,四川现在还有没有那样的场景了?

   
  BBB     12/08/2013 22:24
这次回国,大多时间是躲在家里旅馆房间里做自己带的事情,没有出去游玩。去两次成都市里,也就是看看街道的变化,照了上面那些照片。在老家县城,倒是天天都出去转转。我小时候所熟悉的那个县城,是不在了。每次回去,都找不到方向。新修的街道都很宽敞漂亮。
















   
  BBB     12/08/2013 22:37
县城扩大了数倍,最大的变化是过去广阔肥沃的良田上,建成了一个延绵数公里的湿地公园(号称是“亚洲最大”)。当然,原来居住在那里的一家一户的农庄里的农民,迁入了新的集中楼房。周末和好天气,这里挤满了游人。









县城的新城区沿湿地公园的白河而建







   
  BBB     12/08/2013 23:37
茶馆








上面照片背景的小房间,就是这样的麻将包间。这这种地方打麻将,是我很向往的生活。一杯茶贵的50元,便宜的10元。但一杯茶可以坐一天。我在茶馆中写了一个礼拜的程序,每天都会买2到3杯茶,有时还特地买贵些的(我的土豪心态也不浅)。麻将4个小时50元左右。






也有咖啡馆


这个花园式的新型农家乐里,可以吃喝玩乐


   
  云天     12/09/2013 02:39
跟在各位后面欢迎站长吃喝玩乐归来! 感恩节后圣诞之前是小孩子最忙的日子,我也跟着忙。

看来站长股票近来大赚了。

如今城市千城一面高楼林立。中国人多,大概也只好建高楼。
还是县城的照片好看。 站长的县城比我这里的小town 还现代化呢。
茶馆惬意。坐在室外树荫下的桌旁读书或无所事事看松鼠听风铃也不错,不过目前这只是梦想。
   
  和谈     12/09/2013 12:19
如果四川现在茶馆都修得跟会馆似的,这么摩登,那我就不去了。

BBB wrote: (12/8/2013 9:37)
我对四川有特殊感情,所以当然鼓励你去。如果提前计划的话,我说不定还能陪你。对外地人来说,四川绝对应当是值得一去的地方。

露天茶馆还有,街边的茶馆不多了。我虽然热爱乡土气息,但对卫生条件也比较敏感,所以,我喜欢坐茶馆(下边会有更多照片),但喜欢有空调干净整洁这样现代舒适的。



   
  和谈     12/09/2013 12:21

云天 wrote: (12/9/2013 2:39)

看来站长股票近来大赚了。



看站长怎么回答?
   
  和谈     12/09/2013 12:28
.


   
  BBB     12/09/2013 21:10
自那次之后,再也没有碰过股票。学费交了,学到的是:股票不是我这样的人玩的。我还是老老实实挣点苦力钱谋生吧。

县城是距成都最近的县城,现在成都的新中心已经移到过去属于本县的区域。该县是全国县级经济20强之列,西部第一,土豪不少,县城的街道上,宝马奔驰随处可见。

县城这样大规模的公共绿地和环境建设,是值得肯定的。

以后愈来愈多的人会意识到,住在城外的乡村小镇的美妙之处。不过县城里的新住宅,也是这样的钢筋水泥的高楼林立(靠近新的湿地公园的一个新社区,都是百万人民币左右一套)。不会有俺们美国小镇上的老百姓住的前庭后院,更难找到那样的宁静和清新。




县城里这样的茶馆,满街都是。



云天 wrote: (12/9/2013 2:39)
跟在各位后面欢迎站长吃喝玩乐归来! 感恩节后圣诞之前是小孩子最忙的日子,我也跟着忙。

看来站长股票近来大赚了。

如今城市千城一面高楼林立。中国人多,大概也只好建高楼。
还是县城的照片好看。 站长的县城比我这里的小town 还现代化呢。
茶馆惬意。坐在室外树荫下的桌旁读书或无所事事看松鼠听风铃也不错,不过目前这只是梦想。

   
  BBB     12/09/2013 21:26
我这次基本没有出远门,对附近几个地方的情况,还真不清楚。就这个县城来说,基本上都是室内的。室外也有,县城附近的新型农家乐有各式各样的茶座。


和谈 wrote: (12/9/2013 12:19)
如果四川现在茶馆都修得跟会馆似的,这么摩登,那我就不去了。

BBB wrote: (12/8/2013 9:37)
我对四川有特殊感情,所以当然鼓励你去。如果提前计划的话,我说不定还能陪你。对外地人来说,四川绝对应当是值得一去的地方。

露天茶馆还有,街边的茶馆不多了。我虽然热爱乡土气息,但对卫生条件也比较敏感,所以,我喜欢坐茶馆(下边会有更多照片),但喜欢有空调干净整洁这样现代舒适的。










   
  BBB     12/09/2013 21:28
类似这样的地方,可能还能找到,但肯定很少。


和谈 wrote: (12/9/2013 12:28)
.




   
  BBB     12/09/2013 21:51
县城也是个不夜城,半夜一两点钟,城里出租车到处都是。连水果店和水果摊,到半夜12点才关门。大街小巷,随处可见成人用品店,洗脚店,昼夜24小时开门。老百姓的辛勤,令人感动。



最让我留恋的事情之一,是这里的洗头美发店。也是到处都是,有时一个街区(block)可以看到几家,都是最干净整洁装修漂亮的店铺。去洗头,理发,服务特别周到,而且便宜(20到50元)。

   
  BBB     12/09/2013 22:30
县城距省城大概十来公里。现在愈来愈融为一体。这个小镇其实就在新县城边上。除了两三条新成的街道,原来的老街,和几十年前认识的样子,倒是一样的。





   
  BBB     12/09/2013 22:41
小镇上最大的改变,是在那个当年的中学。现在完全新建成了一所以艺术为特长的中学。这次还进去仔细看了看,已经找不到任何当年的痕迹。看到的教师介绍,都是各类艺术和师范学院毕业的年轻教师指教。想想真不错,这个破旧的小镇上,还有这样一所孕育艺术细胞的学校。








   
  BBB     12/10/2013 05:40
这贴加了些类容。顶上来让爱阳和和谈批判。


BBB wrote: (12/8/2013 7:22)
这个一目了然,都不好意思再说了。

想努力寻找一些有意义的改变。在现代,世界上没有比建造高楼大厦,修高速公路和地铁更容易的事情了,只要有钱。中国大量的廉价民工(被称为“人口红利”),土地的国有制,为这样的城市建设和基础设施建设大大降低了时间和金钱成本。这使得中国这样大规模的基础设施建设可以在短时间成为可能(这算社会主义的优越性吧?)。当然,这其中其实包含着普通老百姓特别是农民的巨大付出。不仅是他们的在恶劣的环境中(长期与家人分离,住廉价的工棚)的辛勤的劳动与微薄的收入不相称,而且是他们因为缺少土地所有权,因而得到的补偿与他们失去的家园之间的差距。但农民过去几十年一直生活艰辛,社会地位卑微,这样的土地占用其实让给其中的绝大多数带来了直接的生活改善和社会地位的改变,他们好像都很乐意。



thesunlover wrote: (12/8/2013 0:0)
欢迎归来!

高楼大厦已经不稀奇,到处遍地开花。我现在看就看天空。看来成都也是满天灰蒙蒙。



   
  云天     12/14/2013 03:26
有“一所以艺术为特长的中学”,真是很不错。并不是每个孩子都适合并喜欢学数理化。毕加索小学三年级转学时,数学考不过,画了张画,校长马上收了他。

我家两个女儿在 art and music 方面没什么遗传基因,但两人都有点小天分,大概跟学校教育有关吧。

是站长玉照? 越活越年轻么。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 19:41)
小镇上最大的改变,是在那个当年的中学。现在完全新建成了一所以艺术为特长的中学。这次还进去仔细看了看,已经找不到任何当年的痕迹。看到的教师介绍,都是各类艺术和师范学院毕业的年轻教师指教。想想真不错,这个破旧的小镇上,还有这样一所孕育艺术细胞的学校。






   
  云天     12/14/2013 03:31
看来站长的“苦力”收入颇丰。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 18:10)
自那次之后,再也没有碰过股票。学费交了,学到的是:股票不是我这样的人玩的。我还是老老实实挣点苦力钱谋生吧。

   
  云天     12/14/2013 03:35
中国超市卖黑毛猪,$9.99/lb for baby back ribs. 有时买来煮汤。


和谈 wrote: (12/8/2013 5:57)


看把黑皮猪绑在独轮车上赶集的老乡

   
  BBB     12/14/2013 17:06
买苦力者,是发不了财的。勉勉强强吧。


云天 wrote: (12/14/2013 3:31)
看来站长的“苦力”收入颇丰。



BBB wrote: (12/9/2013 18:10)
自那次之后,再也没有碰过股票。学费交了,学到的是:股票不是我这样的人玩的。我还是老老实实挣点苦力钱谋生吧。



   
  BBB     12/14/2013 17:07
事实上,现代社会所需的人才,也远远不止数理化。

最后那句能让我高兴好一阵子。


云天 wrote: (12/14/2013 3:26)
有“一所以艺术为特长的中学”,真是很不错。并不是每个孩子都适合并喜欢学数理化。毕加索小学三年级转学时,数学考不过,画了张画,校长马上收了他。

我家两个女儿在 art and music 方面没什么遗传基因,但两人都有点小天分,大概跟学校教育有关吧。

是站长玉照? 越活越年轻么。


   
  云天     12/31/2013 01:45
站长的养生秘笈?


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!






BBB wrote: (12/14/2013 14:7)

最后那句能让我高兴好一阵子。

   
  BBB     01/03/2014 22:13
既然夸我胖,我就喘两口。算是新年共勉。

尽量少操心,不勉强自己,随遇而安,everything happens for the best.

多吃水果。多听音乐。



云天 wrote: (12/31/2013 1:45)
站长的养生秘笈?


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!







   
  云天     01/09/2014 02:06

云天 wrote: (12/30/2013 22:45)


好不容易upload 一张照片。 站长并各位新年快乐!






余兄是说这张图吧? 夏天时在国家公园拍的。 Smile is the best present one can give, and the best makeup one can wear. this is so cliche, i know.
   
  云天     01/09/2014 02:13

BBB wrote: (1/3/2014 19:13)
既然夸我胖,我就喘两口。算是新年共勉。

尽量少操心,不勉强自己,随遇而安,everything happens for the best.

多吃水果。多听音乐。



站长就多吃些扣肉或ice cream 什么的。 

"尽量少操心": 那是因为站长有贤内助。

补充: 多吃蔬菜。 多运动。

“everything happens for the best.” ---- wow, such a philosopher. well said. thanks for sharing.
   
  BBB     01/14/2014 00:39
20多年前,我从影印的英文《读者文摘》上看到一段话,很有共鸣,就记住了。有一段时间,我还将它打印贴在办公室(来美国前)的墙上。这句话当然至今仍然记得:

Everything happens for the best. If you carry on, one day something good will happen, and you will realize that it wouldn't have happened without previous disappointments.




云天 wrote: (1/9/2014 2:13)


站长就多吃些扣肉或ice cream 什么的。 

"尽量少操心": 那是因为站长有贤内助。

补充: 多吃蔬菜。 多运动。

“everything happens for the best.” ---- wow, such a philosopher. well said. thanks for sharing.

   
  云天     01/16/2014 02:16
在国内时也读过《读者文摘》,不过什么都没记住,就记得广告花花绿绿。我LD也喜欢Rearder's Digest,我们曾订过很多年。
后来整理书架时,《读者文摘》及一些儿童杂志都recycle了,觉得很可惜。很多旧书也没去处,又不舍得丢。

站长记忆力真好,多谢分享。更多"至今仍然记得"的话?


http://jadugar.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/

A Lesson of Living
By : Ronald Reagan

“Everything happens for the best,”my mother said whenever I faced disappointment.”If you carry on, one day something good will happen.And You’ll realize that it wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.”

Mother was right, as I discovered after graduating from college in 1932.I had decided to try a job in radio, then work my way up to sport announcer.I hitchhicked to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station and got turned down every time.

In one studio a kind lady told me that big stations couldn’t risk hiring an inexperienced person.”Go out in the sticks and find a small station that will give you a chance,”she said.

I thumbed home to Dixon,Illinois.While there were no radio-announcing jobs in Dixon, my father said Montgomery Ward had opened a new store and wanted a local athlete to manage its sport department.Since Dixon was where I had played high school football, I applied. The job just sounded right for me.But I wasn’t hired.

My disappointment must have shown.”Everything happens for the best,”Mom reminded me.Dad offered me the car to job hunt.I tried WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa.The program director, a wonderful Scotsman named Peter Mac Arthur, told me that they had already hired an announcer.

I left his office, my frustration boiled over.I asked aloud “How can a fellow get to be a sports announcer if he can’t get a job in radio station?”

I was waiting for the elevator when I heard MacArthur calling, “what was that you said about sports?Do you know anything about football?" Then he stood me before a microphone and asked me to broadcast an imaginary game.

The preceding autumn, my team had won a game in the last 20 seconds with a 65-yard run.I did a 15 minute build up to that play, and Peter told me I would be broadcasting Saturday’s game!

On my way home, as I have many times since, I thought of my mother’s words: “If you carry on, one day something good will be happen-something that wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.” I often wonder what direction my life might have taken if I'd gotten the job at Montgomery ward.
   
  BBB     01/16/2014 23:43
原来这段话是出于里根啊,这个我倒是一点印象都没有了。我记的和原文略有差别。

这是英文的《读者文摘》。让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。



云天 wrote: (1/16/2014 2:16)
在国内时也读过《读者文摘》,不过什么都没记住,就记得广告花花绿绿。我LD也喜欢Rearder's Digest,我们曾订过很多年。
后来整理书架时,《读者文摘》及一些儿童杂志都recycle了,觉得很可惜。很多旧书也没去处,又不舍得丢。

站长记忆力真好,多谢分享。更多"至今仍然记得"的话?


http://jadugar.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/

A Lesson of Living
By : Ronald Reagan

“Everything happens for the best,”my mother said whenever I faced disappointment.”If you carry on, one day something good will happen.And You’ll realize that it wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.”

Mother was right, as I discovered after graduating from college in 1932.I had decided to try a job in radio, then work my way up to sport announcer.I hitchhicked to Chicago and knocked on the door of every station and got turned down every time.

In one studio a kind lady told me that big stations couldn’t risk hiring an inexperienced person.”Go out in the sticks and find a small station that will give you a chance,”she said.

I thumbed home to Dixon,Illinois.While there were no radio-announcing jobs in Dixon, my father said Montgomery Ward had opened a new store and wanted a local athlete to manage its sport department.Since Dixon was where I had played high school football, I applied. The job just sounded right for me.But I wasn’t hired.

My disappointment must have shown.”Everything happens for the best,”Mom reminded me.Dad offered me the car to job hunt.I tried WOC Radio in Davenport, Iowa.The program director, a wonderful Scotsman named Peter Mac Arthur, told me that they had already hired an announcer.

I left his office, my frustration boiled over.I asked aloud “How can a fellow get to be a sports announcer if he can’t get a job in radio station?”

I was waiting for the elevator when I heard MacArthur calling, “what was that you said about sports?Do you know anything about football?" Then he stood me before a microphone and asked me to broadcast an imaginary game.

The preceding autumn, my team had won a game in the last 20 seconds with a 65-yard run.I did a 15 minute build up to that play, and Peter told me I would be broadcasting Saturday’s game!

On my way home, as I have many times since, I thought of my mother’s words: “If you carry on, one day something good will be happen-something that wouldn’t have happened if not for that previous disappointment.” I often wonder what direction my life might have taken if I'd gotten the job at Montgomery ward.

   
  云天     01/18/2014 17:13
"里根那个有名的离职演说", 我中文/英文演说稿各读几遍,又听youtube,就是找不到”美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家“这么有趣的句子。我疑心自己需要老花镜了。

原来有两个离职演说,我找错了, I was reading "Farewell Address to the Nation", instead of "Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention". 站长记忆力还是很不错的。

美国是个美丽的国家。最近去女儿学校开会,感动之至......


◆ ◆ ◆

”让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。“

I know I've said this before, but I believe that God put this land between the two great oceans to be found by special people from every corner of the world who had that extra love for freedom that prompted them to leave their homeland and come to this land to make it a brilliant light beam of freedom to the world. It's our gift to have visions, and I want to share that of a young boy who wrote to me shortly after I took office. In his letter he said, "I love America because you can join Cub Scouts if you want to. You have a right to worship as you please. If you have the ability, you can try to be anything you want to be. And I also like America because we have about 200 flavors of ice cream." Well, truth through the eyes of a child: freedom of association, freedom of worship, freedom of hope and opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness-in this case, choosing among 200 flavors of ice cream—that's America, everyone with his or her vision of the American promise. That's why we're a magnet for the world: for those who dodged bullets and gave their lives coming over the Berlin Wall and others, only a few of whom avoided death, coming in tiny boats on turbulent oceans. This land, its people, the dreams that unfold here and the freedom to bring it all together-well, those are what make America soar, up where you can see hope billowing in those freedom winds.

---- from Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention (August 15, 1988)
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/5469


◆ ◆ ◆

I've been thinking a bit at that window. I've been reflecting on what the past 8 years have meant and mean. And the image that comes to mind like a refrain is a nautical one -- a small story about a big ship, and a refugee, and a sailor. It was back in the early eighties, at the height of the boat people. And the sailor was hard at work on the carrier Midway, which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. And crammed inside were refugees from Indochina hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship and safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck, and stood up, and called out to him. He yelled, ``Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.''

--- from Farewell Address to the Nation January 11, 1989
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1989/011189i.htm
   
  BBB     01/19/2014 23:53
谢谢将原文找出来了。我从来没有看到过原文,看来我读到的中文翻译还不错。

有些东西,诸如美妙的音乐和共鸣的文字,应当是过耳过目而一生难忘的。有些甚至是直接间接地影响到我的人生的。



云天 wrote: (1/18/2014 17:13)
"里根那个有名的离职演说", 我中文/英文演说稿各读几遍,又听youtube,就是找不到”美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家“这么有趣的句子。我疑心自己需要老花镜了。

原来有两个离职演说,我找错了, I was reading "Farewell Address to the Nation", instead of "Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention". 站长记忆力还是很不错的。

美国是个美丽的国家。最近去女儿学校开会,感动之至......


◆ ◆ ◆

”让我想起来另一段也是印象很深的,而且是和我当年出国多少有点关系的话。是从中文的《读者文摘》杂志上看到的,也是里根的话。就是里根那个有名的离职演说。其中一段大意是这样的:在小孩的心目中,美国是有几百种冰淇淋的国家。对其他人,美国是有人冒着枪弹越过柏林墙,或冒着生命危险乘着一叶小舟投奔的国家。“

I know I've said this before, but I believe that God put this land between the two great oceans to be found by special people from every corner of the world who had that extra love for freedom that prompted them to leave their homeland and come to this land to make it a brilliant light beam of freedom to the world. It's our gift to have visions, and I want to share that of a young boy who wrote to me shortly after I took office. In his letter he said, "I love America because you can join Cub Scouts if you want to. You have a right to worship as you please. If you have the ability, you can try to be anything you want to be. And I also like America because we have about 200 flavors of ice cream." Well, truth through the eyes of a child: freedom of association, freedom of worship, freedom of hope and opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness-in this case, choosing among 200 flavors of ice cream—that's America, everyone with his or her vision of the American promise. That's why we're a magnet for the world: for those who dodged bullets and gave their lives coming over the Berlin Wall and others, only a few of whom avoided death, coming in tiny boats on turbulent oceans. This land, its people, the dreams that unfold here and the freedom to bring it all together-well, those are what make America soar, up where you can see hope billowing in those freedom winds.

---- from Farewell Address at the Republican National Convention (August 15, 1988)
http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/5469


◆ ◆ ◆

I've been thinking a bit at that window. I've been reflecting on what the past 8 years have meant and mean. And the image that comes to mind like a refrain is a nautical one -- a small story about a big ship, and a refugee, and a sailor. It was back in the early eighties, at the height of the boat people. And the sailor was hard at work on the carrier Midway, which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. And crammed inside were refugees from Indochina hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship and safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck, and stood up, and called out to him. He yelled, ``Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.''

--- from Farewell Address to the Nation January 11, 1989
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1989/011189i.htm

   
  云天     01/20/2014 02:00
我从前没读过里根的离职演说呢。多谢站长分享。

站长还有什么”过耳过目而一生难忘的。。甚至是直接间接地影响到人生的“?
   
  BBB     01/22/2014 00:16
过耳不忘的音乐不胜枚举。音乐对很多人其实都有潜移默化的影响。对我的人生的影响几乎无时不在。

其实文字对人的影响应当更直接,更广泛。我还真中某些似是而非的说法的毒不浅。



云天 wrote: (1/20/2014 2:0)
我从前没读过里根的离职演说呢。多谢站长分享。

站长还有什么”过耳过目而一生难忘的。。甚至是直接间接地影响到人生的“?