旅途風景–那些義大利人

文/王雅玲

什麼是旅行?

心怦怦怦跳動,張開眼睛,打開耳朵,認真聆聽,放膽品嘗,所見所聞都將是風景。

這個國家,到處都有優雅的小城,景色如詩。男女老少似乎都是從雜誌裡走出來,細緻的五官,纖瘦的骨架,苗條的身段,時尚的穿著,貼身剪裁的外套增加幾分丰采,搭配線條俐落的髮型,姿態各異。女孩們總是高跟鞋婀娜,男士則是帥氣鞋款邁步,各款包包,或提或挽或揹,盡情展現個人特色,讓人目不暇給。

跟在地的咖啡師聊天,他覺得一杯好咖啡不只是好的原料、包裝、技巧和行銷,應該還有熱情、專注和生命,必須能傳達人跟人之間的感動。當來自台灣的我們擔心因為路程遙遠、運送艱難而錯失風味時,他說其實這樣的航行時間反而是幸運的,因為好咖啡需要等待,等待烘焙完的豆子慢慢甦醒。我跟他說,我覺得教書也如此,從來不只是技術更是藝術。因為面對的是活生生有感覺的生命,最重要的應該就只是專注地懷抱等待。

有一天,我居住的地方,也可以有這樣的樣貌嗎? 人們會把自己當作城市風景的一部分,認真生活著,專心投入著,對自己的工作保持溫熱的信念。就讓我們做好一切準備,等待屬於我們的小城在美麗中覺醒。

What defines a trip? I hear my heartbeats as I open my eyes and my ears to listen and taste without limitation.

Everything I see, everything I hear, is scenery. In this country, elegant townships are plentiful, and the scenery seems poetic. Locals regardless of their age look like they just walked straight out of fashion magazines. I see delicate facial features, slender body structures and fashionable outfits. A fitting blazer that adds to personal style along with a neat hairstyle, demeanor varies. Ladies roam elegantly in high heels at all times, and gentlemen stride in their handsome-looking shoes. A variety of bag options are to showcase personal style as well. You just can’t help starring.
I chatted with a local barista. He thinks that a nice cup of coffee is beyond good material, techniques or marketing. A nice cup of coffee should be made with passion, focus, and it should involve life, and also pass on the touching moment when people interact with one another. While Taiwanese like me worry about the long distance and shipping difficulties which will compromise its best taste,  the barista said in fact, we’re lucky to have that distance, because good coffee needs the wait, patiently for the beans to gradually awake. I told him, teaching is similar to what he described. It was never just about technique but art, because you are faced with emotional, living beings. The most important thing is simply, to hopefully wait. Can the place where I reside in be like this some day? People will regard themselves as a part of the city scenery, and they devote in, focus on living, stay passionate about their jobs. Let us be prepared, and wait for our township to gorgeously awake.

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退休+老師
聽起來實足悠閒生活的狀態,
2015/10/4 第一次白色方塊見識到120人湧入小店簽書會。
短短相遇的幾個月,她走訪各地講座、義大利行、愛心送年菜、泰北送小豬…等。
原來,老師也可以這樣當,
原來,一個人有多大的熱情,
她就有多大的力量。
不是退休 只是換了工作場域,來看看她眼中的風景吧!

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