Young Lee

Young Lee

“The Rope” and “The Stick”

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2023-11-24
“The Rope” and “The Stick”

“The Rope” and “The Stick,” together are one of humankind’s oldest “tools.” “The Stick” is for keeping evil away; “The Rope” is for pulling good toward us; these are the first friends the human race invented. Wherever you find humans, “The Rope” and “The Stick” also exist.Even now, they are like members of our family, infiltrating and living in every residence. ——“Nawa” by Kobo Abe

绳索”与“棍棒”是人类最早发明的两种工具。绳索可以将好东西收归在身边,棍棒则可以抵挡麻烦。两者皆是我们最早的朋友,皆由我们创造。有人的地方,就有绳索与棍棒。

——摘自安部公房的《绳》

"Once there was an explosion. A bang that created time and space."

"Once there was an explosion. A bang that sent a planet spinning in that space."

"Once there was an explosion. A bang which gave rise to life as we know it."

"And then came the next explosion... An explosion that'll be our last."

"Once there was an explosion, a bang that gave rise to life as we know it. And then came the next explosion. An explosion that'll be our last."

从前曾发生过一次爆炸……

时间和空间在大爆炸那一刻诞生。

从前曾发生过一次爆炸……

有个星球在爆炸后诞生并开始自转。

从前曾发生过一次爆炸……

生命在爆炸后繁衍生息。

后来又发生了一次爆炸。