Along a muddy path on this walk, I turned a corner,and there in the middle of the road was this mirage of the most magnificent pinks and blues and red colors that I had ever seen.It was electric glowing and vibrant, just hovering just off the surface of the jungle floor,as if it was plugged in to some neon power plant.I stopped. I stared. There was no way around it:The jungle floor in front of me was actually thousands of butterflies, there in my path.It was spectacular, so I stayed awhile.Somewhere in my captivation, I heard this little voice inside my head say these words,"All I want is what I can see, and all I can see is what's in front of me."Now at that moment, for the first time on this trip, I had stopped anticipating what was around the corner.For the first time I stopped thinking about what was coming up next; what was up ahead.Time slowed down. I was no longer in a rush to get anywhere. And my anxieties were greatly eased.A few hours later I returned to camp, packing for my continued journey.I had a bounce in my step, new energy.Even the local Sherpas I was traveling with even noticed, calling out to me, "sois luz Mateo, sois luz!!!"
我沿着一条泥泞小道走着，转过一个弯，就在道路的中间出现了我从未见过的最绚烂的粉色、蓝色和红色构成的幻景。那是电光在闪烁着，跳跃着，就在丛林的地面之上盘绕，仿佛接通了一座霓虹灯发电厂似的。我停了下来，盯着看。没路可绕行。我面前的丛林地面上真真切切地落着成千上万只蝴蝶，就在我走的小路上。那景象真是叹为观止，所以我停留了一会儿。就在我着迷地看着时，我听到脑子里有个小小的声音说了这些话：“我要的就是我能看见的，我能看见的就是面前的。”就在那一刻，在那次旅行中，我第一次不再预测转角会有什么。我第一次不再想接下来会发生什么，前方会遇到什么。时间的脚步慢了下来，我不再仓促赶往任何地方，我的焦虑也极大地减轻了。几个小时之后，我返回了营地，整理行装继续旅行。我脚步轻快，精神焕发。就连和我同行的当地的夏尔巴人也注意到了，他们朝我喊道：“sois luz Mateo, sois luz!!!”