休闲英语双语美文阅读 问世间情为何物2015-04-03 09:10:43
Advancing on the road, Faldan soon came across a line of trees along the roadside.He felt a little tired from all the walking. So he approached ?a tree to rest under his shadow. Sitting there,he looked up to the tree's foliage and he noticed a small thing moving among the leaves and the branches. He got up to see more clearly and realized that what was moving was a small caterpillar. It was busy eating a leaf.
"Hello," he dared to say, "I am in the middle ofajourney to find answers. So far I have found three, but I think I still need to find more. Can you tell me something about love?"
"I can tell you something." Its voice was little, and seemed to shiver. "Look at the other branches in this tree. I'm not alone: we are so many!" Faldan could see that, in fact, the trees were full of small, hungry caterpillars. "We all walk upon the branches, and we all feed on the tree. We all hurt it, but still it stays there. It endures, with leaves ever new, always with more food for us to eat. Now look at those other branches there, a little higher: some of us have eaten enough and are resting now. They sleep, they sleep inside a house that they themselves have woven. I will also soon go there, I will climb one of those branches and will do the same, I will weave a home to sleep. You know what will happen then, you know, after a time of being there by myself, I will be turned into a butterfly. And all thanks to this tree that I hurt now, but that I never destroy. Now, as you can see, I am very slow to move. But one day I will be able to fly far away. Yes, beautiful wings will grow on my ugly body, and all thanks to this tree, which feeds me. In fact I will always carry its essence with me, because what it has given me will be a part of myself, I will carry it on my wings. And I know that it will be glad when it sees me fly around it, and then far, far away from here." The caterpillar stopped.
Faldan looked at the tree and the leaves. Some butterflies fluttered around him. His joumeyhad just started. He had found unexpected answers to his question, as unexpected as the characters that he had heard them from. But still the puzzle remained incomplete. He decided to go on and continued with his quest. He took the road which led to a nearby village.
Walking through the streets he soon came to the marketplace, which was full of people that busily came and went, shouting and laughing.