经典英文诗歌散文:什么叫朋友

2019-09-28 06:30:08

经典英文诗歌散文:什么叫朋友

A Faraway Friend is someone you grew up with or went to school with or lived in the same town as until one of you moved away. Without a Faraway Friend, you would never get any mail addressed in handwriting. A Faraway Friend calls late at night, invites you to her wedding, always says she is coming to visit but rarely shows up. An actual visit from a Faraway Friend is a cause for celebration and binges of all kinds.

远方的朋友是这样的一个人:和你从小一同长大的,或者是同学,或者和你原本住在同一个镇上,后来你们中的一人搬到了别处。没有一位远方的朋友,你连一封手写的信都收不到。远方的朋友会半夜打来电话,邀请你去参加她的婚礼,她总是说要来看你,却很少露面。要是真的来访,那才叫“不亦乐乎”,各种名目的狂欢可就有了理由。

Faraway friends go through phases of intense communication, then maybe out of touch for many months. Either way, the connection is always there. A conversation with your Faraway Friend always helps to put your life in perspective: When you feel you’ve hit a dead end, come to a confusing fork in the road, or gotten lost in some cracker-box subdivision of your life, the advice of the Faraway Friend — who has the big picture, who is so well acquainted with the route that brought you to this place — is indispensable.

两个远方的朋友会经历密切交流的阶段,接下来或许几个月都不联系。但无论联系与否,友谊永远不会改变。与远方的朋友一席长谈,总是有助于你更好地认识生活;当你觉得自己走入了死胡同时,当你面对岔路而不知所措时,来自远方朋友的忠告就越发不可或缺,她看得清大局,完全了解你是怎么走到这一步的。