The Interview with God

上週到台北公幹,晚上有一點時間到誠品逛了兩個晚上,倒有點意外收獲。

我的年齡段對八十年代風行一時的校園民歌絕不會陌生,《歸人沙城》、《龍的傳人》、《再別康橋》和《橄欖樹》等等陪著我成長的好歌,到今天我還是琅琅上口,它們道盡了我們這一代人對所謂祖國的一種虛幻的憧憬。夢醒了,我們得回到我們的生活中拼搏,而他們,這班民歌手,也各散東西,各自為自己的生活和生命去打拼。

好不容易在2005年他們可以聚在一起,辦了一個《民歌嘉年華會‧永遠的未央歌演唱會》來紀念台灣民歌三十年(他們把1975年定為民歌元年)。 之後在2007年出版了這個演唱會的DVD,之後讓我在2011年的一個晚上碰上,之後讓我邊看邊莫明的掉淚!

不過,今天我卻想介紹一個不知名的教友所寫的一段短文,有心人已把它譜上樂章,加上美麗的圖片,把它變成多媒體放在這裡供人欣賞和分享。文字中談的都是些老掉了牙的老生常談,都是些看得讓人可以倒著背的東西,都是些人生的至味。它的全文文本且抄錄如下:

THE INTERVIEW WITH GOD
I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.

“If you have the time,” I said.

God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about mankind?”

God answered…
“That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again.”

“That they lose their health to make money…
and then lose their money to restore their health.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”

“That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness.”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them.”

“To learn that a rich person
is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”

“To learn that there are people
who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned
how to express or show their feelings.”

“To learn that two people can
look at the same thing
and see it differently.”

“To learn that it is not enough that they
forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”

“Thank you for your time," I said humbly.

“Is there anything else
you would like your children to know?"

God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always.”

-author unknown

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