Years ago, I conversed with a young ABC girl about 25. Her parents are all well dressed person from Shanghai, came to US together more than 30 years ago.
To today, I can’t remember what’s our conversation about, but I do remember a comment she spined to her father. “My father is so funny, he travelled many places across this country, guess what he said, he said he loves CT best. This is a place he would like to stay forever. Forever, OMG! The young girl teased her remarkable father. “Such a boring place. “ In the end, she concluded.
Back then, I was kind of standing on her side, thinking her father a short-sighted person. a person who would like to stay in a cozy room in a remote village. That’s kind of contradict to his background.
With the passage of time, I began understanding her father, a senior computer science engineer. 我们常说读万卷书，行万里路。如果你是个会观察，爱思考的人，无疑你智慧的年轮会随着时间的流逝而积累。几年过后，经历过观察，学习，思考，体会后，我开始明白她的父亲。我喜欢CT PUBLIC RADIO里的两个节目： THE DAY ON THE HISTROY 及WHERE WE LIVE,(AWARDS SHOW)."WHAT MAKES CT A GREAT STATE? " at the end of the show, the female radio host always left the question to their audiences.
The great poet Wallace Stevens wrote his adopted state, “ The man who loves New England and particularly the spare region of Connecticut loves it precisely because of the spare colors, the thin light, the delicacy and slightness of beauty of the place”
When he moved to the capital city in 1916, Stevens, like many who journey to the state , came for work. The work he would do here would be twofold: he joined Harford’s growing insurance industry and contributed to the foundation and definition of a new wave of American poetry.
读到这些时，我被深深被触动了。他所说的，不正是我所感受到的吗？远离喧嚣的，一切都显得清淡，却不失精致和优雅的美。更没想到，他也顺应潮流，是最早投身于这个保险之都的一员。 前个月，瑞士保险巨子，企业资产是HARTFORD 三或四倍的CHUBB 公司以高于HARTFORD公司市值的收购条件，提出对其收购。 两天后，HARTFORD 董事会发表决议： 作为美国历史最悠久的公司之一，我们有义务对我们的投资人，以及我们分布在全美的18500，在康州的6000多员工负责，我们HORNOR我们的历史。。。 巧的是，在我的微信朋友圈里，有位爱好文学的朋友在该公司工作。 当读到STEVENS 时，我问朋友。朋友说“没错，在我们位于HARTFORD CITY里的总部园里，有一个 WALLACE STEVENS 博物馆，他的诗作被刻在石头上，散落在办公园区的各角落。