《瘋子的世界》- 石頭

一位太太,整天蹲著一動不動。 先生和孩子都沒辦法,也因為太太不說話,基本上不能溝通。 作者花了十天時間,在她身邊出現,一樣蹲著,一樣一動不動。 結果某一天,太太突然發現了他。

她:「石頭很可能是有生命的,只是形式不一樣,我們總是想:生命有眼睛,有鼻子胳膊腿,其實石頭是另一種生命。它們看著不動,其實也會動的,只是太慢了,但是我們感覺不到,它們的動是被動的,風吹啊,水沖啊,動物踢起來啊,都能動。但是石頭不願意動,因為它們亂動會死的。」

她得意的笑了:「聚在一起,就是生命!人是,螞蟻組成的鬆散生命是,石頭也一樣,沙子和土聚在一起,就會有思維,就是生命!石頭聽不懂我們說話,也不認為我們是生命。在它們看來,我們動作太快,生的太快,死的太快的。你拿著石頭蓋了房子,石頭還沒感覺到變化呢,幾百年房子可能早塌了,石頭們早就又是普通石頭了,因為幾百年對石頭來說不算什麼。在石頭看來,我們就算原地站一輩子,它們也看不到我們,太短了!」



Life of Stone

There is a woman who squats on the floor whole day without motion. Her husband and kids can do nothing about it because she doesn't speak making communication difficult with her.  The author used 10 days to squat next to her in the same way.  Finally, the woman noticed him. 

The woman says, 'it is quite possible that stones are living things; it's just that they live in a different kind of way.  We always think that:  a living thing has eyes, nose and arms and legs.  Actually a stone's life is just in a different form.  They look like motionless, but they actually move so slow that it is not noticeable. Stones move passively - blown by wind and rushed by sea. In fact, stones do not want to be moved because their life will be endangered by corrosion.'

The woman says with a smiling face, 'when sand and soil are mixed together, they will come to life and therefore have thinking. Stones merely cannot understand human languages, and they don't think humans have life. From their perspective, humans grow and die so fast.  Humans vanish in a blink because human life is too short.'