《One Man's Meat》的笔记-Removal
- 2017-08-16 00:07:16
I recall a moment of peculiar desperation over a gold mirror that, in spite of aall our attempts to shake it off, hung steadfastly on till within an hour or so of our scheduled departure. This mirror, which was a large but fairly unattractive one, rapidly came to be a sort of symble of what I was trying to escape from, and its tenacity frightened me.
怀特的断舍离。怀特从纽约准备搬到新英格兰的农场，卖掉送掉了一半的东西，但是一个金子做的丑镜子居然像烫手山芋脱不了手，几乎想免费送给拾破烂的哥们，人家也不要。老婆原则性不允许丢东西，最后怀特歉疚地偷偷把金镜子丢在了走廊。Long ago I accepted the fact of a rug's delinquency; it has been a pitched battle and the end is not in sight...Intellectually, I am ready to admit that there is no special virtue in an accurate alignment of inanimate objects, that a picture hanging cock-eyed on the wall and a rug askew are conceivably as effective as they would be straight; but practice I can't go it. If it is my nature to adjust the stance of a watercolor rather than to enjoy its substance, then that's the whole of it, and I'm lucky to get the dubious enjoyment that I occasionally experience from coming upon it and finding it square.
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