一個人活在世界上究竟想追求什麼? 是財富、美貌、健康還是夢想?
其實這對現待許多人而言自也是一個自問也無法輕易脫口回答的題目?

長輩常會說吊一個金龜婿,平實生活沒煩惱,畢竟貧賤夫妻百事哀
似乎在麵包與玫瑰之間,麵包的功效比較實際。

但財富真得這麼重要嗎? 有錢人就比較快樂嗎? 並不盡然!
因為我們總會發現許多含金湯匙出生的朋友,
物質生活豐裕但心靈卻極為匱乏
不知道未來的方向,僅依照門第安排繼承父業。
年邁時卻不斷嘆氣因為一生過地渾渾噩噩,不知意義何在。

看到這裡你一定會問我?那你知道你的生活意義嗎?
以下分享一個十分有趣的繪本,
來自Josef Lee's Wake me up at HappyLand


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A collection of bedtimestores for adults. Stories about Life, about Love, about Stuff.
成年讀者的系列故事集,閱讀關於生命、關於愛 與 德行的故事。


故事原圖選用於Josef Lee的經營網站,
附上網址: https://joseflee.wordpress.com/
如有侵犯版權請與以告知會盡快刪除,謝謝~~

故事僅有圖片,我再加上自己的中文和英文翻譯提供解讀。
有興趣的朋友也可以分享自己的看法喔! 


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有一個老人渴望尋找到美好之地,他開啟了一趟旅程,他和許多旅客一同搭上了列車。
An old man longed for finding out HappyLand,so he thought it's time for traveling.  He takes a train with different passengers. 




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列車上的旅客都在忙著自己的事情,有人在休息,有人在閱讀,
也有情侶互相依偎著。

Passengers on the train go about their own business. Some are taking rests. Some are reading. An couple even snuggles up to each other. 




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四週一片安靜祥和,像突然想起了什麼,老人打開他的手提箱悄悄拿出一張紙,並寫上「到美好之地時請叫醒我」。
The old man  is surrounded by harmony, Suddenly, someting comes to his mind. He unlocks his suitcase and silently picks up a piece of paper. He writes down "Wait me up at HappyLand."




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將紙張往身上一放,老人便安心的進入夢鄉。他絲毫沒有注意到旁人的側目,或列車長來查票。就像跌入一個甜美的夢中。
Hanging the piece of paper on his body, the old man relievedly drafts off to sleep.  He doesn't notice sidelong glances or ticketchecking. Just like a baby falling into sleep.



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火車噴著氣駛離城鎮,卻從未有人叫醒老人。
The train huffs out of the town;however, there is still no one wakes the old man up . 




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輾轉至日本地鐵站,老人依舊在睡覺,人來人往間卻從未有人喚醒他。
Transferring to JR sbuway station, the old man falls asleep as before. Faces pass, but no one ever wakes him up.  



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處於壅擠的計程車中,老人還是沉睡。當一顆美麗的紅色氣球飄過天空,但司機依然沒有喚醒他。
Being stuck in traffic, he is still asleep. Unexpectedly, a red balloon floats across the sky, but the taix driver still doesn't wake him up. 



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夕陽西下,天空暈染澄紅的雲彩美不勝收。老人站在招牌下等到睡著了,但路過的車子還是沒有喚醒他。
As the sun sets, the sky becomes suffused with light red ochre, light salmon and light salmon pink colors. It creates a seductively enchanting sunset scene. Nonethless, passing car drivers never wake up the sleeping old man waiting below the signboard. 




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抵達香港後,老人馬上進入深眠,沿途經過許多景點,但電車上的乘客同樣未喚醒他。
Arriving Hong Kong, the old man immediately lies in slumber. In the journey, he passes many spectacular sceneries, but no one ever wakes him up.  



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坐在繽紛的旋轉木馬上,四週充滿歡笑與喜悅,但從未有人喚醒過老人。
Sitting on a merry-go-around where is filled with happiness and laughter, the old man had never been waken up by anyone.



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河水潺潺流過,孩童與鴨嬉戲,而一對情侶用吻見證愛情的美好。一切平靜而祥和,但未曾有人喚醒過老人。
The brook warbles its bed. A child plays with a duck.  For a couple,kisses are the most telling witness for their love. It's a simple and peaceful moment, but no one ever wakes the old man up.  



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坐在金黃色的巨大稻草堆上,老人還是在沉睡。四週豐腴而美滿,但駕車的牛伕和後方追趕的小孩都沒有人喚醒他。
Sitting on a large pile of rice straw, the old man is still asleep. The land is rich and fertile. However, the cattle groom and the children chasing behind still never wake him up. 




references:
https://joseflee.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/wake-me-up-at-happyland/

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