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我的旅伴:The Singing Wilderness

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前几天先生递给我一本书,说是给我旅途中解解闷,有人照料我的精神生活,觉着还挺幸福的。书一捧在手中,便喜欢上了封面的黑白画。信手翻开,这是一本关于原野生活的散文集,由春夏秋冬四季的小故事而构成。这样的书籍很适合作为旅行伴侣,我不必纠结承上启下的故事情节,挑灯夜读迫切地想知道结果,可以拿得起放得下,读到哪里是哪里。

作者Olson是二十世纪伟大的环境学家,是他让一代美国人认识到了保护原野的重要性。Olson笔下的歌唱的原野,位于苏比利尔湖的西北部,那里有潜鸟的呼唤,奇幻的北极光,静寂的大地;那里没有陆路能够抵达,人们至今仍是划着独木舟带着装备,沿着古印第安人和船夫的路线前往。

 

《Silence》

It was before dawn, that period of hush before the birds had begun to sing. The lake was breathing softly as in sleep; rising and falling, it seemed to me to absorb like a great sponge all the sounds of the earth. It was a time of quiet—no wind rustling the leaves, no lapping of the water, no calling of animals or birds. But I listened just the same, straining with all my faculties toward something—I knew not what—trying to catch the meanings that were there in that moment before the lifting of the dark.

 

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两年前的Memorial Day长周末,我们带着来访的父母在北岸的Lutsen租了小木屋度假。期间先生驾车在不知名的路上兜了一大圈,我们曾是那么近距离地看到这片无界的水域。Boundary Waters is listed as one of National Geographic's 50 Places of a Lifetime: the world's greatest destinations. 希望有朝一日我们也能带小卢划船去探险。

1. 满天灰尘的土石路

2. 到此一游:无界水域独木舟区

3. 卢卡斯看到湖开心坏了

4. 归来的舟行者

5. 两狗打招呼

6. 启航的独木舟

7. 渐划渐远

 

“Joys come from simple and natural things: mist over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. Even rain and wind and stormy clouds bring joy.”—Sigurd F. Olson

 

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