Life is all about seizing the moment and being happy.

村姑和牛奶罐 ( YN 译 )

              A country maid was walking along with a can of milk upon her head,when she fell into the
following train of reflections."The money for which I shall sell this milk will enable me to increase
 my stock of eggs to three hundred,These eggs,allowing for what may prove addle,and what may
 be destroyed by vermin,will produce at least two hundred and fifty chickens.The chickens will be
 fit to carry to market just at the time when poultry is always dear;so that by the new year I
 cannot fail of having money enough to purchase a new gown.Green-let me consider-yes,green
 becomes my complexion best .and green it shall be, In this dress I will go to the fair,where all
 young fellows will strive to have me for a parter;but no-I shall refuse every one of them,and with
 a disdainful toss turn from them."
             Transported with this idea,she could not forbear acting with her head the thought that
 passed in her mind,when down came the can of milk!And all her imaginary happiness vanished in a
 moment.

     一个村姑头顶一罐牛奶,边走边一连串幻想着:我要用卖了牛奶的钱去买鸡蛋,那么我有的鸡蛋将增加到300只。除去那些坏的或被虫叮的鸡蛋外,至少也能孵出 250只小鸡吧。等这些小鸡长大时,正好赶上鸡禽的旺季,准能卖个好价格。新年来时,我就有足够的钱来买件晚装,绿色的,嗯。。。,让我好好想想,对,绿色最适合我的肤色。然后,我要穿着绿色的晚服去赶集,这时所有的小伙子定会争先恐后地邀我,而我呢,要轻蔑地扬着头,不理他们。。。
     忘乎所以的村姑,情不自禁地把头一扬,刹那间,奶罐跌了下来,她所有的美景,化为乌有。

  翻译完后,让我想起只需用一句绝顶的英文来概括,那就是 ——
Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

8 responses

  1. Shu

    That\’s exactly right my friend.  It\’s not done, until it\’s DONE.  It\’s not over, until the fat lady sings!
     
    Cheers.

    September 22, 2006 at 12:29 am

  2. Xihu2005

    You got it, my young friend.Also there is other one —— It ain\’t over until it\’s over.Do you know who said that? Please give a name if you can ^_^

    September 22, 2006 at 7:07 pm

  3. Shu

    Haha!  So I am your young friend huh =)  ? 
     
    It\’s an honor.  and a pleasure.
     
    No I don\’t know whose quotes these are.  Perhaps you could shed a bit of light on this.

    September 22, 2006 at 10:13 pm

  4. Y N

    Haaaaa,^_^ since I\’ve left my comments on your page, you are my friend yet.This old quotation was from a famous sports-man…

    September 23, 2006 at 10:12 am

  5. Shu

    Due to various reasons, I am forced to set my blog permission settings to Messenger Only.
     
    Please add frostdiamond@hotmail.com to your Messenger list, that way you will continue to be able to access my blog =)

    September 23, 2006 at 2:20 pm

  6. 青青草

    我怎么到哪里都发现FD说着同样的话?

    September 24, 2006 at 2:25 am

  7. Rong

    这姑娘的幻想或向往,是可以实现的。并不是想入非非,只不过得意忘形而已。

    September 24, 2006 at 3:12 pm

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