Golden Window金色窗戶

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提 要
沒水喝的人,喝到水就高興;沒飯吃的人,有飯吃就開心;缺錢的人,有工作就感到安心。但是,有水喝、有飯吃、有錢花的人,未必就快樂。天下最苦莫過於:什麼都有,卻還是悶悶不樂!有人不斷地追求「滿足」,而卻忘了「知足」,千萬不要「身在福中不知福」。
Little Molly lived in a small and beautiful town. Her tiny house is constructed on the banks of a beautiful river, near the mountain. She was the only daughter of her parent. Although they weren’t very rich, they lived happily.
Her house was surrounded by huge trees and beautiful plants. It was a single bedded house, made of woods.
Molly did not like her house very much. She felt that the house was too small and not very neat. Molly was very fond of the mountain. The steep and sloppy mountain had a beautiful but abandoned castle-like home with golden windows.
That’s right, she liked the home on top of the mountain because of the golden windows. The windows sparkled and glazed so beautifully that little Molly was completely mesmerized.
As she went crazy for that the glittering golden windows, Molly started to resent her home more.
Nevertheless, little Molly understood the struggles her family undergoing. So she accepted everything silently. Still, her desire went on growing.
Years passed by and she grew up quickly. She became 12-year-old and looked very beautifully like a blonde princess. She believed that she is supposed to live in a house with golden windows, not in an old wood house.
As she grew older, her mom allowed her to move around her house. It was holidays for Molly and she requested her mom that she wanted to wander in the garden near the river. Her mom also agreed and told her not to go so far.
Molly decided to climb the mountain and peek into the house with the golden windows.
She took her bicycle and started her journey towards reaching the top of the mountain. She found a narrow road in the mountain towards the abandoned home in the mountain. With so many struggles, she reached the top of the mountain.
She was so shocked to see the dirtiest house, in fact, the damaged castle with dark windows. What she used to see from her home wasn’t there in the mountain. Yes, the golden windows she saw from the lap of the mountain were, in fact, the reflection of the dark and dirty windows.
She was very upset and sat quietly for some time as she lost words. Her desire got vanished. Suddenly, she looked at her home. A window in her was shining like gold. She realized that the sun rays reflecting in the water make the window glows.
The truth was she lived in her dream home, the home with beautiful golden windows. She finally realized it the same time her dream for years just blown away.
So understand that all glitters are not gold, and do not judge book by its cover!
解 說
小茉莉住在一個美麗的小鎮,她家的小屋建在一條美麗的河岸,離山很近。茉莉是獨生女,她們雖然不富裕,但一家子過著幸福快樂的生活。
她們的房子周圍有巨大的樹木和美麗的植物,是一個獨棟、木材建築的房屋。
茉莉不太喜歡她們家的房子,她覺得太小而且不夠整潔;她非常喜歡旁邊這座山,陡峭的坡壁上,有一棟美侖美奐、廢棄城堡般的房子,還有金色的窗戶。
沒錯,由於閃閃發光的金色窗戶,使得茉莉喜歡上這山頂的房子。它的窗戶光鮮耀眼,讓她完全被迷住了。
也因為她為了這閃亮的金色窗戶瘋狂,茉莉開始更嫌棄自己的家。
儘管如此,小茉莉理解她的家庭維持生存的掙扎與努力,所以她默默地接受了一切。但她的渴望仍在繼續增長。
幾年過去,茉莉很快就長成十二歲的少女,看起來漂亮得像一位金髮公主。她相信自己應該住在一個金色窗戶的房子裡,而不是住在古老木屋。
隨著年齡的增長,媽媽允許她自由活動。在假期時,茉莉要求媽媽讓她在河邊花園裡遊逛。媽媽也答應了,並告訴她別走遠。
茉莉決定爬上陡坡,一窺有金色窗戶的房子。
她騎著單車,開始了往山頂的旅程。她在山上發現一條狹窄的道路,朝著山上廢棄的房屋而去,經過一番努力,她到達了山頂。
她看到的,是一個髒到不行的房子、有汙黑窗戶的破損城堡,茉莉非常震驚。從她家裡看到的景象,不在這山上。是的,她從山坡上看到的金色窗戶,其實是黑黑髒髒窗戶的反射。
非常沮喪的她,安靜地坐了一段時間,完全發不出聲音,她的渴望化為烏有。突然間,她看見自己的家,她的窗戶閃耀金色光芒。她明白了,那是陽光經過河水反射,使窗戶發光。
其實,她根本就住在她夢想中、有美麗金色窗戶的家。在她多年夢寐以求的幻想消逝時,她終於懂了:
並非所有的發光的都是黃金,凡事不能只看表面!

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