海伦凯勒自传《我的生活》:第98期

发表时间:2017-08-29内容来源:VOA英语学习网

The lecture-halls seemed filled with the spirit of the great and the wise, and I thought the professors were the embodiment of wisdom.

这里的讲堂挤满了伟大而睿智的灵魂,我把讲台上的教授们视做智慧的化身。

But I soon discovered that college was not quite the romantic lyceum I had imagined. Many of the dreams that had delighted my young inexperience became beautifully less and "faded into the light of common day." Gradually I began to find that there were disadvantages in going to college.

但是我很快就发现大学并非如我想象的那样浪漫。我那年幼无知的美丽梦想随即变得暗淡无光,如同平淡无奇地过日子。渐渐地,我开始感受到了上大学的种种不利因素。

The one I felt and still feel most is lack of time. I used to have time to think, to reflect, my mind and I. We would sit together of an evening and listen to the inner melodies of the spirit, which one hears only in leisure moments when the words of some loved poet touch a deep, sweet chord in the soul that until then had been silent. But in college there is no time to commune with one's thoughts. One goes to college to learn, it seems, not to think. When one enters the portals of learning, one leaves the dearest pleasures—solitude, books and imagination—outside with the whispering pines. I suppose I ought to find some comfort in the thought that I am laying up treasures for future enjoyment, but I am improvident enough to prefer present joy to hoarding riches against a rainy day.

令我感触最深的是时间不够用。过去,我习惯于利用时间来思考问题或表达观点。我们会在某个夜晚围坐在一起,倾听发自心灵的歌声,只有在悠闲恬静的时刻,你才能听到诗一般的旋律在深深地拨动着灵魂的心弦。但是在大学里,你没有时间同自己的思想谈心。你上大学就是为学习来的,似乎并不是为了思考而来的。一旦你步入学习的大门,你就要把最钟情的乐趣——独处、书籍和幻想——连同飒飒作响的松树一起留在外面。我想我应该从思想中寻找到一些慰藉,并以此作为我未来幸福的积蓄。但问题是我没有足够的资本来支取当下的快乐,因而也不可能储存对抗凄风苦雨的财富。

My studies the first year were French, German, history, English composition and English literature.

我第一年主修的科目有法语、德语、历史、英文写作和英国文学。

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