O idee, doua, trei


Daca as fi Felix Crainicu, cu melodia de la 7 seara de la RRA, as traduce versurile astea.

 

Dar suna mai bine in limba originala!

biserica poiana teleorman (7)

Ladies and gentlemen
Wear sunscreen

 

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they’ve faded but trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine

Don’t worry about the future
Or know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours

Floss

Don’t waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind
The race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements

Stretch

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You’ll miss them when they’re gone

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the ‘Funky Chicken’
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don’t follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they’re your best link to your past
And the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go
But a precious few, who should hold on

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
For as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young
Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft

Travel

Accept certain inalienable truths
Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you, too, will get old
And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young
Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
And children respected their elders

Respect your elders

Don’t expect anyone else to support you
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one might run out

Don’t mess too much with your hair
Or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85

Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past
From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
And recycling it for more than it’s worth

But trust me on the sunscreen

 

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Doamnelor si domnilor,

Purtati protectie solara

 

Daca as putea sa va ofer un sfat pentru viitor, protectia solara ar fi acesta
Beneficiile pe termen lung ale protectiei solare au fosr dovedite de oamenii de stiinta
Pe cand restul sfaturilor mele nu au o baza de asemenea incredere
In afara de experienta mea serpuitoare, Voi exprima sfaturile mele acum:

Bucura-te de puterea si frumusetea tineretii tale, oh, nevermind,
Nu vei intelege puterea si frumusetea tineretii tale
Decat cand vor disparea, dar, crede-ma, in 20 de ani, te vei uita inapoi
La poze cu tine si iti vei aminti intr-o maniera pe care nu o poti avea acum,
Cate posibilitati au fost la picioarele tale si cat de bine ai aratat cu adevarat
Nu esti atat de gras pe cat iti imaginezi

Nu-ti fa griji cu privire la viitor,
Sau realizeaza ca ingrijorarea este la fel de eficienta ca incercarea rezolvarii unei ecuatii algebrice mestecand guma
Adevaratele probleme ale vietii sunt de obicei lucrurile care nu iti trec prin mintea ta ingrijorata
Genul care te orbesc la 4 dupa masa intr-o martze plictisitoare

Fa in fiecare zi un lucru care te sperie
Nu fi neglijent cu inimile altora
Nu accepta oameni care sunt neglijenti cu a ta

Curatenie

Nu iti pierde timpul cu gelozie
Uneori esti in fata, alteori in urma
Cursa e lunga, si, la final, e numai cu tine insuti
Aminteste-ti de complimentele primite, uita insultele, si , daca reusesti sa faci asta,
spune-mi cum ai reusit
Pastreaza-ti vechile scrisori de dragoste, arunca vechile extrase bancare

Extinde-te
Nu te simti vinovat daca nu stii ce sa faci cu viata ta
Cei mai interesanti oameni pe care ii cunosc nu stiau la 22 de ani ce vor sa faca cu a lor
Unii dintre cei mai interesanti oameni de 40 de ani inca nu stiu
Ia calciu din belsug
Fii bland cu genunchii tai
Iti vor lipsi cand nu ii vei mai avea

Poate te vei casatori, poate ca nu
Poate vei avea copii, poate ca nu
Poate vei divorta la 40, poate vei dansa batuta la aniversarea de 75 de ani,
Orice faci, nu te lauda prea mult,
si nici autocritica rau
Alegerile tale sunt jumatate sansa, la fel ca ale tuturor

Bucura-te de corpul tau, utilizeaza-l in fiecare mod posibil
Nu te teme de el sau de ce cred altii despre el
Este cel mai maret instrument pe care il vei avea vreodata
Danseaza, chiar daca nu ai unde sa faci asta decat in propria sufragerie
Citeste instructiunile chiar daca nu le vei urma
Nu citi reviste de frumusete, nu vor face decat sa te simti urat

CUnoaste-ti parintii, nu stii cand vor pleca pentru totdeauna
Fii bun cu fratii tai, sunt cea mai puternica legatura cu trecutul
Si cei cu care cel mai probabil vei ramane in viitor

Intelege ca prietenii vin si pleaca
Doar de unii , speciali, trebuie sa tii cu dintii

Straduieste-te din rasputeri sa micsorezi distantele si diferentele de opinii
Pentru ca, pe masura ce imbatranesti, vei avea nevoie mai mare de oamenii pe care i-ai cunoscut cand erai tanar
Traieste in NY o data, dar pleaca inainte sa devina greu
Traieste in California o data, dar pleaca pana sa te faca prea moale

Calatorie

Accepta anumite adevaruri inalienabile
Preturile vor creste, politicienii vor fi ocupati cu amantlacuri, tu, de asemenea, vei imbatrani,
Iar cand o vei face, vei avea fantezii cu tine tanar,
Preturile erau rezonabile, politicienii nobili
Si copiii respectau batranii

Respecta batranii!

Nu te astepta de la nimeni sa te sustina
Poate vei avea un cont in banca, poate un partener instarit
Dar nu stii cand oricare pot sa se duca

Nu te juca pre amult cu parul tau
Pana vei ajunge la 40 vei arata ca de 85

Ai grija ale carui sfaturi urmezi, dar fii rabdator cu cei care ti le dau
Sfaturile sunt o forma de nostalgie, aruncandu-le este o maniera de a pescui trecutul
Din tomberon, stergandu-l, vopsind peste partile urate
Si recicland-ul peste valoarea sa adevarata

Dar crede-ma in privinta protectiei solare!

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