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收藏者的自述

2020/12/7 — 21:42

Photo by David Werbrouck on Unsplash

Photo by David Werbrouck on Unsplash

願意是這樣一個收藏者:
收藏老照片的裂痕但不做任何修補
收藏深夜來不及熄滅的餘燼
留著最冷的明天生火取暖
收藏失蹤者不敢大放悲聲的飲泣
那或是尋找曾經活過的證據
收藏不可告人或者無可告慰的秘密
那通往人性的深淵可能是救贖之道……

但不願意收藏愚蠢,那些執著的
拒絕智慧的,卻自鳴得意的愚蠢
比作惡多端還無可救藥,很難原諒

2020-12-2,寫於北京

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The Autobiography of a Collector

I am willing to be this kind of collector:
a collector of cracked and unrepairable photographs;
a collector of embers that cannot be extinguished in the dead of the night,
saving them for the coldest tomorrow to light a fire for warmth;
a collector of cries of the missing who dared not voice their grief,
that perhaps therein I might find evidence of a previous life;
a collector of secrets that cannot be spoken, that are without solace, 
that passing through the abyss of humanity might be a path to salvation.
But I am not willing to collect stupidity,
those who persistently reject wisdom,
that smug stupidity that is more incurable 
than the manifold ways of doing evil,
and so difficult to forgive.

—Woeser, December 2, 2020, Beijing
(translated by Ian Boyden)

 

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