Dependent Origination

The Fortune of War

Posted on: April 17, 2011

刚看到名字的时候以为是讲Jack Aubrey怎么在战争中勇敢顽强最终致富。结果讲的是不同的战争有不同的命运,而war of 1812 (war between England and United States)注定在历史上留下一个尴尬的印记:老牌强国英吉利被迫把美洲的舞台让给了年轻的美利坚。

小的时候大舅有一次来送了我一个地球仪,很小的那种,大概直径也就十公分,但是拌我度过了很多快乐时光。那时候可能九十岁的样子?妈妈给我借了凡而纳的书,第一本应该是神秘岛,还有一本不是凡而纳的,叫十五岁的船长,都有船只malfunction, 不得已前往未知海域的故事。我看完,就在自己的小地球仪上面trace他们的航线,看看他们从哪里来到哪里去,很是好玩。

看Jack Aubrey的历险,让我重新升起了想知道他们在哪里的心。可是现在那有地球仪啊。只能在google maps上面zoom in/out, 看看地名,还经常是外文的,比方说法语,西班牙语的,所以我顺道大概又多学了几个单词,嘻嘻。可我还是很怀念有一个physical的地球仪,可以随便的拔了来拔了去,想看那里看哪里,地方的相对位置也要更清楚。真想什么时候再去整个地球仪来玩儿玩儿。

1 Response to "The Fortune of War"

我小时候也有个地球仪,好像直径20cm左右的。看完你说得我也立刻想弄个地球仪了!

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