Thursday, April 27, 2017

讀 Paper Tigress - A life in the Hong Kong Government 有感


書是在舊書攤位買回來。 Rachel Cartland 是七十年代來港的政務官,在她22歲去應徵香港政府的工作時,面試官已提到九七問題,引述書中內容如下:
...... I boxed slightly clever when asked what I thought about a career in a place on which the lease was due to expire in 1997. 'Well,' I said grandly, 'I would only be forty-seven then so that would be a good time to start something new.' ......
A good time to start something new. 看罷久久未忘懷。 穿了12年的地盤安全鞋,4月後便可脫下,轉作好為人師。 工作的改變,有期待,也迎來挑戰。 
...... And did I say 'Yes'? Of course I did. After all, if you don't embark on an adventure when you're twenty-two-year-old with no commitments, when will you? 
她如是說。 我雖然遲了(很多),但我會努力。

Friday, April 21, 2017

莊周夢蝶

夜,寢邊二人,拙荊右,犬兒左。 萬籟俱寂,細顧之,犬兒雙瞳精靈,不就入眠。 問曰﹕「燈關久矣,怎不眠?」答曰﹕「剛夢醒。」

此席好機緣,宜授夢與非夢之別。 問兒﹕「夢與非夢,如何知? 曾想此乃夢乎?」 兒答﹕「此際張望,自由自在,非夢也。」再問﹕「夢內亦有自由自在。」答曰:「汝嘗一夢,夢中一書友贈我禮物,汝感高興,說『真高興﹗ 仿在夢矣!』,於是打開眼,果真醒來。」

得悉夢與非夢早已解,我也不欲多言,打呼呼去矣。