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在那间公司待了十余年。从毕业到离开。

刚去时,公司建立还没几年,大片规划的草坪还在栽种。公司从常州请了几个园工,在烟台待了一年余,种草种花。

那时上班,经常的风景便是园工们推着小车,载土,铺草,浇水,挥汗如雨,然后中午从食堂买回几个大馒头,津津有味地啃(不知他们是如何习惯于吃馒头的,我上学时的一个山东老乡是决不肯吃米饭的)。

草与花儿繁盛了一时,待他们人走茶凉,杂草便更加繁茂于那大片的绿地了。

于是在多少年里,常常喜欢在秋日午后,漫步于厂区“街区”,两边是衰衰枯草,时而有蚂蚱在脚前弹去。

办公室是我温馨的“蜗居”。自己在屋里放了一个大大的花盆,种上吊兰如树,还有小盆景,是我从开水柜下面的水泥缝里挖出的青苔铺了一层,再在上面树了一棵草而成,有点茫茫绿野,孤独一树的意境。两个大书柜盛满了我的书和资料.闲来关门,写论文,读三国,读“追忆似水年华”,读浮士德......要好的同事来了,泡上茶,可能聊上一下午。

累了,整理一下吊兰和花草。办公室门外是一条单走廊,站在走廊,可以看到北边成片的槐树林,槐花时节,香飘“蜗居”。还有养蜂人,支起帐篷,摆上木箱,养蜂人如蜂,随花流转千万里。再不远的北边变是渤海,天晴日,可以看到无际碧蓝的海,平静无声。

而我们的“红学会长”把这间公司称为“大观园”。上层的明争暗斗,我们的自得其乐。那时正吵着公司转制的事,有点风吹枯叶,树倒叶散的感觉。

最后又何尝不是如此?我离开后不久,公司公私合营,旧日好友,四分五散。当年看电视“红楼梦”,探春远嫁,大船起航,歌儿唱起“奴去也,莫牵挂”,想从此天涯,永生无缘相见,怎不令人断肠!

更何况红楼梦断,香消玉陨......

此记!

2009.12.22

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  1. chive 2009年12月23日 10:27

    有什么好书,下次再推荐,我也去看看。

    现在特喜欢看这儿的作家写的东西,有时一口气3天就看完一本500页的。能有这份闲情逸致好难得啊。

    祝节日快乐!诗人

  2. olive tree 2009年12月23日 10:31

    问候你,祝福你,圣诞、新年快乐!

  3. 千万里之外 2009年12月23日 11:31

    Merry Christmas and Happy New!

  4. 凌波仙子 2009年12月23日 12:29

    很美的回忆散文。淡淡笔墨,眷眷情怀,恰如文中提到的那本书:

    追忆似水流年···

  5. aalways 2009年12月23日 16:00

    Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas!

    Chive:以前看过的STEPHENIE MEYER的"THE HOST"也不错的.不过,看书有如淘金,多看就会越来越多地发现好书.CBC的读者每年的SUMMER和WINNER两季都有推荐书,可以到他们的网站看看,我借过几本,有的并不适合口味,你可试试(CBC的CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP):

     Summer Reading List          June 14, 2009 

    Kim Echlin’s Suggestions Author of Elephant Winter and The Disappeared and former CBC Arts Producer.

    Beijing Coma, by Ma Jian and Flora Drew (Vintage Canada, 2009) “It’s the story of the Tiananmen Square massacre, told from the point of view of a student protester who is in a coma as a result of being shot on June 4. The entire story unfolds in his head while he’s lying in his bed — wonderful because the writer was so able to bring the particular of a character to the big historical event”

    The Kindly Ones, by Jonathan Littell (McClelland &, 2009) “The Story of an SS man in the Second World War. Controversial because it contains a lot of graphic sexuality. Fascinating look at that war from the perpetrator’s point of view, which is still fairly rare”.

    Iliad, abridged compact discs, by Homer and Robert Fagles translation read by Derek Jacobi (Penguin Audio USA, 2006) “Great listening. It really worked for me when it was read, in a way I couldn’t make it work for myself. Was able to hold the characters better when it was read.” Stefan Dollinger’s Suggestions Editor Dictionary of Canadianisms

    Sam Slick, by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (McClelland & Stewart, 1941) “One of the first satirical accounts in North American literature about a Yankee, an American, in Nova Scotia. Funny book that is linguistically very interesting.” Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, by Michael Adams (Penguin Canada, 2004) “Very good background reading for people who believe that Canada is going down the drain and be joined to the U.S.”

    Language Variation as Social Practice: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Belten High, by Penelope Eckert (Wiley-Blackwel, 2000) “A sociolinguistic classic. A textbook that is wonderful to read. About how language use varies with social variables.” Robert Alter’s Suggestions Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley and author of many books and articles.

    Life Class, by Pat Barker (Penguin, 2008) “Set just before the First World War. The author has a very mature and nuanced approach to adult life and of the complications of an adult life.”

    Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? - The Transformation of Modern Europe, by James Sheehan (Mariner Books, 2008) “A history of Europe from the break of the First World War to the present. It covers familiar ground but it does so in an intelligent synthesis. It is about how people conceived the nation state.”

    Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, by Erich Auerbach and Willard R. Trask (Princeton University Press, 2003) “A book of literary criticism that begins with Homer and the Bible to the early Middle Ages with obscure and famous texts to Virginia Woolf. This book ages well.” Cross Country Checkup Callers’ Suggestions

    A Journey of Days, by Guy Thatcher (General Store Publishing House, 2008) “Marvelously engaging and informative. Really inspirational. Talks about living your dream and living in the now.”

    The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, by Richard Dawkins and Yan Wong (Mariner Books, 2005) “The single-most interesting book read in the past year. He has us travel back through time where we meet more and more of our ancestors.”

    Future Of Nature: Writing on Human Ecology From Orion Magazine, compiled by Barry Lopez (Milkweed Editions, 2007) “My optimism went sky high.”

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life, new biography by Gerald Martin. (Penguin Canada, 2009) “It’s magnificent. The biographer has been on the trail for 20 years.”

    Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy (Pegasus Books, 2008) “Fascinating stuff. So different than what we expect of fantasy and horror these days. Brilliant work.”

    Quietus, by Vivian Schilling (Penguin, 2003) “Keeps throwing twists and turns. It’s annoying. So annoying I emailed the author.”

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney (Harry N. Abrams, 2007) Suggested by an 11 year old. “Very funny. Part of a series. The type of thing people would like to read.”

    Ortona, by Mark Zuehlke (D & M) “About the Second World War battle of Ortona in Italy. Good read for people who like historical novels.”

    The Shack, by William Paul Young (Windblown Media, 2008) “Very easy read. A different interpretation of the Holy Trinity. An interesting perspective on God.”

    Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson (Penguin, 2007) “A true story. An American in Pakistan who builds schools for girls. Timely. Very moving.”

    Trust Rules: How to Tell the Good Guys and Bad Guys at Work and in Life, by Norm Blake and Linda K. Stroh (Praeger Publishers, 2007) “Should be required study material for all grades. Comes with a ‘toolkit.’ It is powerful.”

    Sima’s Undergarments for Women, by Ilana Stanger-Ross (Overlook Press, 2009) “It’s a beautiful novel that will immerse you in the fascinating world of a basement bra shop in Brooklyn. A fun and poignant read, perfect for the beach, backyard, or cottage.”

    Underground, by June Hutton (Cormorant Books, 2009) “A wonderful story about a young man trying to find himself. Really poetic. Beautifully written.”

    Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen (Harper Perennial Canada, 2007) “Couldn’t put it down. About a young man who couldn’t afford to continue to study to be a veterinarian so he joins the circus. There’s a twist at the end. Just a great story.”

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (Viking Canada, 2008) “A mystery of sorts. What makes it captivating are the really interesting characters. A real page turner.”

    The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides (Grand Central Publishing, 1994) “A book about boys understanding girls; about people understanding each other; about trying to understand life. The prose is very light and whimsical.”

    The Factory Voice, by Jeanette Lynes (Coteau Books, 2009) “There’s a lot of character development in this book. The characters are very rich. The lives of the characters are very ordinary but the way they handle things that are thrown at them is extraordinary. The characters are really endearing.”

    Wanderings: Chaim Potok’s History of the Jews, by Chaim Potok (Hutchinson, 1979) “A fantastic books. Parallels the Bible. Many Christian denominations would do well to read this book. The author has in depth knowledge of the history. The writing style is beautiful.”

    McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland, by Pete McCarthy (St. Martin’s Press) “One of the best and funniest books read in a long time. It is essentially a travelogue of an English chap through Ireland. He is looking for his roots. Laughing out loud and learning a lot about Ireland .”

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan (Miramax, 2006) Suggested from a 13 year old. “There is lots of action and great characters. The Greek myths are incorporated well and aren’t too complicated.”

    Fishing for Bacon, by Michael Davie (NeWest Press, 2009) “It’s a great character study set in the Canadian Rockies. Think Holden Caufield, but much funnier, and fishier.”

    Reluctant Genius, by Charlotte Gray (Phyllis Bruce Books, 2007) “This book read like fiction. Loaded with archival information. Illuminated the power of the written word.”

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby (U.K General Books, 2004) “The author suffered a stroke that left him completely lucid but almost entirely paralyzed. Dictated book with left eyelid. Not a long book. There is wit and humour and lyricism. Very moving book.”

    Tales from the Perilous Realm, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Harper Collins Canada, 2003) Suggested by an 11 year old. “A collection of five different stories about different worlds. Absolutely wonderful. The worlds seem so real. The third story contains a collection of about 20 poems.”

    Rex Murphy’s recommendation in response: Tennyson’s Legends of King Arthur: Idylls of the Kings by Tennyson and Gustave Dore (Chartwell Books, 2009)

    Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv (Algonquin Books, 2006) “About how we have separated children so dramatically from the outdoors with very little opportunity for unstructured play. We can’t get our next generation to care about our own backyard and our own environment if they don’t know it.”

    Shantaram , by Gregory David Roberts (Griffin, 2005) “A great read for travelling. The most poetic, well-written novel. A fictional memoir - a man who escapes from prison in Australia and who hides in the slums of Mumbai. Writing is delightful. About love for self and others.”

    The suggestions from e-mail and Twitter read on-air by Rex are included in the above list.  To see more e-mail suggestions go to Checkup’s website ( ‘Past Shows’ page and click on the ‘Mail’ link) 

    Cross Country CheckupP.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ONM5W 1E6Website: http://www.cbc.ca/checkup 

  6. chive 2009年12月23日 19:30

    多谢!

    我看完手头几本,就去看看你推荐的东东。

    祝圣诞快乐~

  7. 神仙姐姐 2009年12月23日 19:56

    文笔很好,尤其喜欢题记。

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