旅途風景 –這 只是緩慢了點 Scenery on the way

by 王雅玲

2015.11.9踏入義大利的有生活之旅

旅行中的時間感常是模糊的。而旅程的第一天總是充實到分秒分明,日子像剛穿上新衣服的孩子似的,左顧右盼,彷彿世界理所當然應該聚焦在自己身上。慢慢的,你會希望這件華服別那麼張揚炫目,是天生就與你同呼共息,是你身體的一部分。而你自身的氣質才是它美麗的原因。

是的,時間如此有趣。
文化底蘊的艱難,就在需要時間。在優雅風情的這樣義大利小鎮,行道崎嶇坎坷到應該會讓居民打爆1999,沒有九十度彎腰鞠躬大聲問候反而矜持自重的服務態度,應該會有客人隨時要召喚店長出面說明或自拍po上網討拍。可,我覺得這樣是舒坦的,常民的生活不需要天天舖紅毯獻殷勤,不必為任何人上字幕跑馬燈說明,真正的服務,應該以產品品質優先,而不是一臉諂媚或誇大不實的包裝黑心產品。

大家都說彰化是個靜止的都市,最常得到的評語是:哇!完全沒變耶!跟我以前來的時候一模一樣,都沒有百貨公司。但或許這個城市緩慢前行的稚嫩模樣,也可能是最美好的開始。

若我們將未來看待為現在,那現在恰恰來到一個可能需要這樣城市風景的時代了。有一天,如義大利佛羅倫斯中央市場裡的小書店也會出現在我們居住的地方,我們的日常。

現居
我的城市似乎改變得很慢很慢,但也因此我選擇對這個城市,充滿想像。

November 9th, 2015, the day I embarked on my journey to Italy.

The idea of time is often ambiguous while traveling. However, the very first day of a journey always seems apparent, every minute and every second of it. The day is like a child seeking for a spotlight to showcase the new outfit he or she has cheerfully put on. Gradually, you would come to wish that the day was less flaunty of its look; rather, you believe that one’s appearance is born to one naturally, and it is the inner temperament that enables the outer appearance to shine.

Indeed, time is fascinating.

The cultivation of a culture takes time. If the bumpy roads of this Italian township were in Taiwan, residents would have relentlessly complained about it via the government helpline. The somewhat reserved customer service compared to that of Taiwan where a 90 degrees bow is a must when serving, people at home would have already flipped and demanded the management for compensation, or put up a video to criticize the poor service. Regardless, I reckon it straightforward. Extravagance is unnecessary on a daily basis. I think the true meaning of service is quality first, not false or exaggerated advertisement.

They say Changhua is a motionless city. The most common comment it gets is “Wow! It hasn’t changed a bit! There is still no department store since I last visited.” But perhaps the slow pace has given the city the best chance for a fresh start.

If to see the future as present, it has now come to a perfect time for such city view to be appreciated. One day, a small bookstore like those in Mercato Centrale Market, Florence, will also be spotted in the cities we reside in, in our daily lives.

My city seems extraordinarily slow in changing, but also because of its slow pace, I choose to let my imagination run.

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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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