当前位置:首页 >> 外语学习 >>

We All Need the Handhold of Life我们需要生命的支撑


We All Need the Handhold of Life我们需要生命的支撑
The view of the high Sierra Lake, nestled in the snow and rock slightly below the timber line, was beautiful from my vantage point some five hundred feet above its shimmering surface. I was anxious to rejoin my companions and try the fishing before are afternoon shadow - edging out from the surrounding array of peaks - entirely covered the lake. Just a short distance beyond the intervening shale, the trail zigzagged down to the valley. I disliked the thought of returning by the long, tedious trail I had ascended, and decided to chance the shale - even though part of it lay above a sheer drop-off of several hundred feet.

坐落在高山上的谢拉湖,依偎在积雪与岩石的怀抱中,岩层往上是一片森林。从高出湖面约500英尺的观景点看下去,湖面微波荡漾,美不胜收。我着急与同伴再次会合,准备在午后周围群山的阴影尚未笼罩全湖之前,一起钓鱼。离错层的页岩不远,便是一条通往山谷的蜿蜒小路。我不想再走上山时所走的那条漫长而乏味的小道,便决定试着走上页岩——虽然这其中一段路的下面是几百英尺的垂直峭壁。


I started working my way over the loose rock with considerable caution and had covered about half the distance when I became aware of a slight but persistent yielding of the shale under my feet. Desperately, I looked for something that would offer support and lurched forward to grasp a light outcropping of solid rock just as the surface shale underfoot - loosened from its foundation by the warm noonday sun - cascaded downward and disappeared over the cliff. Several seconds passed before I heard it rattle into the lake.

我小心翼翼地走在松动的页岩上。大约走到一半时,我发现脚下的页岩正一点点地不断下滑。我急忙寻找可以抓住的东西。我向前一扑,抓住了一块露出地表的坚硬岩石。就在这时,脚下被午后阳光照射的发热的页岩表层开始松动,从山上滑了下去,消失在峭壁上。几秒钟后,我听到它落进湖中的声音。

Finally - after due consideration of the folly of short cuts - I managed to move from handhold to handhold and, at last, pulled myself to the trail by the aid of a dwarf juniper root. I have forgotten how many trout I caught that afternoon, but I have not forgotten the value of handhold.
  
稍微考虑了一下抄近路这愚蠢行为的后果后,我想办法从一个支撑点挪到另一个支撑点,最终借助一棵矮松的根将自己拉到小路上。那天下午钓了多少鲑鱼,我已经不记得了,但我绝对忘不了支撑点的重要性。


Handholds are needed also during the course of everyday life. They provide security when the things we depend upon seem to be slipping out from under us. What are the spiritual handholds I have found to be most value?

在日常生活中,支撑点也是非常重要的。当我们的依靠即将从脚下溜走时,支撑点会带给我们安全的保障。我发现的最有价值的精神支撑是什么呢?


First, the teachings of the humble carpenter of Nazareth - for their insistence on the supreme worth of the individual, for their stressing of the significance of sympathetic understanding, and for their unsurpassed evidence of dauntless faith.

首先,是拿撒勒卑微的木匠的教诲——他坚决主张个人价值至上,强调同情与理解的重要性,并为坚定的信仰提供了无可厚非的证明。

Second, the conviction that, while every person should delight in making a courageous and self-reliant effort to live up to his capabilities, there are well-springs of power outside himself that can be tapped - if he will avail himself of them.

其次,尽管我们每个人都应该乐于勇敢、独立地发挥自己的能力,但也要相信,只要我们愿意,我们也能从外界获得力量之源。

Third, that the nature of this world and of the people in it is determined more by our individual vision, understanding and conduct than by any material environmental factors.

再次,除了物质环境因素外,世界和人类的本质更多的是取决于我们个人的视野、理解和行为。

These are the principal spiritual handholds I have found to possess enduring value. They offer both an exciting challenge and a calm assurance. They are the things I believe.

这些便是我所发现的精神支撑点,它们具有永恒的价值。它们给予我们的不仅是刺激的挑战,还有令人安心的承诺。这就是我信仰的一切。

==============================================================================================
精典英语美文 --言若金叶软件研究中心 www.leaf520.com

相关文章:
We All Need the Handhold of Life我们需要生命的支撑.txt
We All Need the Handhold of Life我们需要生命的支撑 - 精典英语美文,双语美文,言若金叶软件研究中心
罗伯特勃朗宁的爱情诗-执子之手,与子偕老.doc
怀疑是冰冷的岩土 Poor vaunt of life indeed, ...我们开始质疑 Nearer we hold of God 接着我们信...The low world laid its hand, 造物自有其准则 ...
励志美文:我们都需要生命的支撑.txt
励志美文:我们需要生命的支撑_英语学习_外语学习_...but I have not forgotten the value of handhold...They provide security when the things we depend ...
第四讲 广告语翻译(上课)handout.doc
第四讲 广告语翻译(上课)handout_英语学习_外语...of ours, when you leave, we are the friends ...是必须的,但我们更要尊重大自然的生命 (口号) ...
全新版大学英语学习大厅综合教程第六单元A卷.doc
s hand, conveying a message of love and ...We all need the love, admiration, respect (19)...You must not hold a negative thought too long,...
大学英语高级模拟考试题型.doc
1.We will devote all our ___ to our country...shook hand with d. shook hands with 29.The ...“___ I hold the door for you?”“Yes, please...
Unit 4 统考英语进阶大家说英语、翻译及写作.doc
While others hold that money is the root of ...It’s true that money can make our life easier...On the one hand, we must have enough money to...
2及答案.doc
I showed her everything we had and found other...with his fingers of the left hand linked ...The first thing he did was hold up his ...
2014年上海市中考英语二模卷作文1.doc
our daily life there are many kinds of ...On the other hand, we can live longer if we ...i wish one day china can hold a world cup,...
新世纪综合单元测试.doc
need help to become aware of the complexities of..."The one with the upper hand is often the ...we have many troubles in our life D. people ...
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement.doc
This is all information that we need to live ...On the other hand, think about an actress who...For someone trying to hold down a job, it’s...
What is the true meaning of life.doc
On the one hand ,the meaning of life is to learn from mistakes and ...and these mistakes give us power.We all do the best as possible we can...
On+the+Semiotic+Mechanism+of+Culture+.pdf
We will consider just two of them here. First, underlying all definitions ...On the other hand, the introduction of new forms of behavior and the ...
新世纪大学英语2 Unit five_The_Value_of_Life_图文.ppt
新世纪大学英语2 Unit five_The_Value_of_Life_...We need to know what we live for and always ...hand to us and try to repay the debt with ...
The Popularity of WeChat.doc
life to the circle of friends.The most ...On the other hand, If we get addicted to it,we will lose myself.Such as when all people grab...
the importance of nature in our daily life.doc
the importance of nature in our daily life_法律资料_人文社科_专业资料。The...On the other hand, nature offers us the resources like petroleum that we ...
新人教版英语九unit12Life is full of the unexpected.重点知识....doc
新人教版英语九unit12Life is full of the unexpected...hand in homework 上交作业 21. costume party 化装...13.We stared in disbelief at the black smoke ...
Should we give a hand to the strangers in need of help.doc
Should we give a hand to the strangers in need of help_英语_初中教育_...we should give our hands in time.Who ever save one's life,saves the ...
翻译.doc
Such a sweet gift - a piece of handmade ...Sometimes you cannot remember all the comments ...In real life, we can't anticipate what will ...
全新版大学英语综合教程第二册1~6单元A课文翻译及原文 ....doc
of the need to position the key just so, he ...He or she would hold onto Benjamin's hand and...first of all, we did not much care whether Benjam...
更多相关标签: