Knitting with Huge Needles

用巨大棒針編織夢想的家庭主婦

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出版時間:2018/08/31

We have been told all of our lives to follow our dreams. For most people, this means working towards a goal. In Jacqueline Fink’s case, this meant following a real dream because the idea for her one-of-a-kind art pieces came to her as she slept one night. Fink was disappointed with being a lawyer and left it behind when she started taking care of her three kids full-time. After struggling with depression and finding out her mother was dying, she thought there was no hope for the future.

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我們不斷被提醒著該追尋自己的夢想。但對大多數人而言,這意味著要朝向一個目標而努力。在賈桂琳•芬克的例子中,這指的就是去追尋一個真正的夢想,因為她這獨特藝術作品的創作點子竟來自於有天晚上她在睡覺的時候。芬克對身為一名律師感到沮喪,但當她開始全職照顧她的三個孩子時,她就把這一切都拋諸腦後。在對抗憂鬱症一段時日之後,又發現母親快要死了,她對未來已不抱希望。

生活必備字詞

★one-of-a-kind a. 獨特的;獨一無二的( 後面接名詞)
★one of a kind a.(後面不接名詞)
Sally’s mother knitted the scarf especially for her, so it’s one of a kind.
★be disappointed with / at / about sth 對某事感到失望╱沮喪
Cyndi was disappointed with her husband’s explanation because he didn’t tell her the whole truth.

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見八月號。

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