作者: Sleepless on May 30, 2001 at 07:33:12:
加入以下討論: Re: 理 由 與 藉 口 。 作者是 雲瀟 on May 29, 2001 at 07:47:55:
"Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
Vaguely can I recall a few lines of William Blake's poem, but the metaphor has ever left a strong impression in my heart. I never read "Auguries of Innocence"; nonetheless, I am very grateful for your enlightenment and witty remark.
Your mention of "look at things with the clean slate of the mind of a child" likewise reminds me of a book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, which I believe many people here have read it before. As its dedication page says: "all grown-ups were once children-although few of them remember it."; indeed, many of us have outgrown the imagination and the vast unknown of our childhood world, but few still remember the beauty and innocence of that world. It is sad that some adults can stifle and kill a child's imagination without knowing what they are doing; but I know you are incapable of doing such harms, though you always claim you are 50% insane. : ) In fact, I am inclined to think that you simply like "nonsense" and enjoy the wildness of the fantasy world, which enables you to laugh at life's realities. Smart and sweet, aren't we?
P.S. Antoine de Saint-Expuperty, an aviator and a hero, had an affair with Anne Lindbergh, who died at the age of 94 in February this year. Anne Lindbergh, whose books had had great impact on the growth of the feminist movement in the U.S., married Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic.