duminică, 27 aprilie 2014

Cele cinci calitati ale creionului.

Am incercat nu de mult sa citesc un citat al lui Paulo Coelho tradus in coreeana. In linii mari am inteles despre ce e vorba, dar ideile nu erau exprimate prea clar de masinile automate folosite la tradus in engleza. Dar acum am gasit, cautand bineinteles alt citat (pe care nu l-am gasit) tradus in coreeana, primul citat in engleza. Il voi transcrie mai jos, impreuna cu traducerea in romana facuta de mine:

“A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:

‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’

‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’
‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’
‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’
‘Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action”
― Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River

"Un baiat se uita la bunica lui care scria o scrisoare. La un moment dat a intrebat-o:
-Scrii o poveste despre ce am facut? E o poveste despre mine?
Bunica s-a oprit din scris si i-a spus nepotului:
-Da, de fapt scriu despre tine dar mai importante decat vorbele e creionul cu care scriu. Sper ca atunci cand vei creste sa iti placa acest creion.
Intrigat, baiatul s-a uitat la creion. Nu parea sa fie ceva special.
-Dar e la fel ca orice alt creion!
-Depinde cum privesti lucrurile. Are cinci calitati care, daca reusesti sa le urmezi, te vor face sa traiesti in pace cu toata lumea.

Prima calitate: esti capabil de lucruri mari, dar sa nu uiti niciodata ca exista o mana care iti ghideaza pasii. Numim mana aceasta Dumnezeu si si El intotdeauna ne ghideaza dupa voia Lui.

A doua calitate: din cand in cand trebuie sa te opresti si sa folosesti o ascutitoare.
Aceasta face creionul sa sufere un pic, dar dupa aceea e mult mai ascutit. Asa ca si tu trebuie sa inveti sa induri dureri si suferinte pentru ca o sa te faca o persoana mai buna.

A treia calitate: creionul totdeauna nelasa sa folosim o radiera (guma) ca sa stergem ce am gresit. Aceasta inseamna ca a corecta nu inseamna totdeauna un lucru rau, ne ajuta sa ramanem pe drumul spre dreptate.

A patra calitate: ceea ce e insemnat la creion nu este exteriorul sau de lemn ci grafitul din interior. Asa ca intotdeauna sa fii atent la ce se intampla in interiorul tau.

In sfarsit, a cincea calitate a creionului: totdeauna lasa o urma. Exact in acest mod trebuie sa stii ca orice faci in viata lasa o urma, asa ca incearca sa fii constient de asta in fiecare actiune a ta."

Paulo Coelho- Ca un rau care curge.

Frans Van Mieris the Elder (Dutch painter, 1635-1681) Woman Writing a Letter 1680 detail

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