【翻译】你并非生而为这些乌七八黑的事情

You Weren’t Born For This $#!^

你并非生而为这些乌七八黑的事情

by Jessica Semaan

洁西卡·塞曼

You were born to create on a Monday

你天生就是要在周一创造

Daydream on a Tuesday

周二做白日梦

Be lazy on a Wednesday

周三偷个懒

Cry on a Thursday

周四哭

Laugh on a Friday

周五笑

Dance on a Saturday

周六跳舞

Worship on a Sunday

周日礼拜

You were not born to slave every day

你并非生而为奴隶,每一天

To collect titles, amass fortunes, and live in the daunting future

沽名钓誉,追逐金钱,活在对未来的忧惧里

You were not born to make the rich richer

你并非生而使富者更富

Live in the ruins of your past failures

自己却走不出过去的失败的废墟

You were not born to kiss somebody’s behind

你并非生而要对某些人阿谀奉承

Do the things that mean nothing to you

做一些对你而言毫无意义的事情

You were not born to doubt yourself because it’s easy

你并非生来怀疑自己,那很容易

And suppress your gifts because they said so

因为别人的看法如此就压抑自己的天赋

You were not born to suck it up, and drink your way through Sunday

你并非生而要忍受这些,然后一路喝醉到天明

Stop denying your true nature of creation

别再否认你的创造的天性

Stop denying your gifts, the space and time to flourish

别再否认你的天赋,在它本应盛放的土壤和节气

and discriminating how and when your gifts will manifest

辨识不清它将何时以及如何向世人显明

Stop saying yes because it’s safer

别再因为更安全些就点头称可

And no because it’s scarier

貌似骇人就摇头说不

Be the artist you were born to be

做你天生就是的艺术家

Be lazy, do nothing, stare at a wall, go on aimless walks, procrastinate

偷懒,无所事事,盯着墙面发呆,漫无目的散步,拖延耽搁

So when Monday comes you can effortlessly write, dance, sing, draw, paint, speak, guide, touch, love, design, build, solve, breathe

因此当周一来临,你就可以毫不费力地写作、跳舞、唱歌、绘画、演说、指导、触摸、恋爱、设计、建造、解决、呼吸

 

2016年01月28日

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