【Reading Lab】致心中的愛麗絲:「只要走得遠,哪裡都不是問題」

Alice in Wonderland 愛麗絲夢遊仙境

故事中,柴郡貓(Cheshire cat) 臉上總是掛著神秘微笑,也是故事裡頭的開悟大師。在愛麗絲與柴郡貓的童趣對話中,藉由問路隱射出我們在面臨重大選擇時,常會猶豫擔憂,但最終答案卻意外的簡單,就如同柴俊貓所說:「其實哪個方向都無所謂。」

【Reading Lab】致心中的愛麗絲:「只要走得遠,哪裡都不是問題」

作者:Lewis Carroll
閱讀時間:7 min

The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice. It looked good-natured, she thought: still it had very long claws and a great many teeth, so she felt that it ought to be treated with respect.

"Cheshire Puss," she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. 'Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on. "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.

"I don't much care where--" said Alice.

"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.

"--so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.