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【英语美文】Feather in the Wind

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小编摘要:这个小故事告诉我们:我们说过的每句话就像空中的羽毛,覆水难收。所以在别人面前尤其是我们爱的人面前最好注意自己的言辞。





Feather in the Wind
A certain good woman
one day said something that hurt her best friend of many years.
She regretted immediately
and would have done anything to have taken the words back.
What she said hurt the friend so much
that this good woman was herself hurt for the pain she caused.
In an effort to undo what she had done,
she went to an older, wiser woman in the village,
explained her situation, and asked for advice.
Listening to her,
the older woman sensed the younger woman’s distress and knew she must help her.
She also knew she could never alleviate her pain,
but she could teach.
She knew the outcome would depend solely on the character of the younger woman.
She said, “Tonight, take your best feather pillows
and put a single feather on the doorstep of each house in town before the sun rises.”
The young woman hurried home to prepare for her chore,
even though the feather pillows were very dear to her.
All night long, she labored alone in the cold.
Finally the sky was getting light,
she placed the last feather on the steps of the last house.
Just as the sun rose, she returned to the older woman.
“Now,” said the wise woman,
“Go back and refill your pillows with the feather you have put on the steps.
Then everything will be as it was before.”
“You know that’s impossible!
The wind blew away each feather as fast as I placed them on the doorsteps!”
The young woman was surprised.
“That’s true,” said the older woman.
“Never forget. Each of your words is like a feather in the wind.
Once spoken, no amount of effort,
regardless how heartfelt or sincere, can never return them to your mouth.
Choose your words well and guard them most of all in the presence of those you love.”

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2011-09-21 15:50 编辑:juliatt
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  • Before you say it, think words carefully.

    2011-09-22 09:11 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
  • wuguofu725 说:

    feather in the wind!just treasure it!

    2011-09-27 22:38 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 板凳
  • fanny220 说:

    The time, just like the feather in the wind, never return back as it passed by. So, cherish every treasured time spending with our lovers. Don't leave endless regret.

    2011-09-28 09:36 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 地板
  • xinduooo 说:

    what is done cannot be undone!!once we hurt other !we hurt ourselves too!

    2011-10-08 21:26 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 4 楼
  • llizh 说:

    words are like water, once you pour can not hold back. think before you say.

    2011-10-09 04:31 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 5 楼
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