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A glimpse of eternity: Kuku and Me




As I rouse from my slumber, I squint at my watch and groggily register the time: 5:30 AM. A tender sensation tickles my left foot, prompting me to wiggle my toes, and I'm delighted to discover my cherished feline companion, Kuku, snuggled up beside me. This year, Kuku celebrates his ninth year of life, and I am grateful for every moment we share together.

In the dimness of the room, Kuku fixes his gaze on me before letting out a big yawn. I invite him over by patting the futon beside me a few times, and with a graceful leap, he lands by my side and nuzzles against me. The softness of his fur and the warmth of his body soothe me, and I am grateful for the comfort he provides.


Without warning, my mind spirals into a vision of the inevitable day when I will have to bid farewell to my fellow companion, Kuku. The thought of parting ways with him fills me with a deep sorrow, and I pull him close, hugging him with all the strength I can muster. I savor the warmth of his body and the softness of his fur, cherishing every moment we have together, knowing that one day he will be gone.

It's a harsh reality that we all carry a "farewell timer" above our heads, rendering all beings delicate and vulnerable. Yet, this present moment is what truly matters, for it holds within it a glimpse of eternity. Kuku, who looks up at me now, is fully immersed in this present moment, showering me with love and affection. With no past or future, he lives only in the present, much like myself, without worrying about the unknowns that lie ahead.

For different reasons, Kuku and I cling to each other tightly, sharing in the warmth of this moment. I know that eventually, we will part ways, and I am embracing this truth with open arms, savoring every second of our time together, because I know that the conclusion will be a sorrowful one. Such is life, fragile and fleeting, but this moment, this one right here, is a precious and invaluable gift.


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와 이 글도 지난번 소개해주신 방법으로 작성하신 글일까요?


그런데, 약간 @사이시옷님의 멋드러진 + 자연스러운 전개와 구성 느낌은 좀 덜한거 같단 생각도 조금 들었습니다. 아무래도 번역앱의 한계일까요? 중간 중간 멋진 표현들도 눈에 띄지만, @사이시옷님의 감성이 그대로 뭍어나오지는 않는 그런 느낌도 살짝 들었습니다.

@Andrew님 글을 읽으면서 느꼈던 부분들이 또 생각나기도 했습니다.

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일단 그렇게 느끼신 이유는 두가지 입니다.

1. 이 글을 쓰는데 걸린 시간은 불과 15분 내외:  키님께서 멋드러지게 생각하신 글들은 며칠 ~ 수 주 이상씩 썼다 지웠다하고 수정을 한 뒤 만들어진 글입니다.
2. 제 영어 문체의 불완전성: 영어 문학을 많이 안읽음 -> 영문 문체가 없음 -> 그래서 Ann Lamott의 문체로 rephrase 요청 -> 그 문장중 마음에 드는 것을 선택

2번의 영어 문체는 빠른 정립이 어려우니 시간을 많이 들여 영문 글을 써보겠습니다.
그 이후 피드백 부탁드릴께요. ^^ 감사합니다.

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아 그렇군요! 

근데 15분만에 썼다는게 또 대단하내요.  15분만에 이런 내용으로 이 만큼의 분량을 저는 못쓸거 같아요 >.<

빠르게 많이 써보면서 특이점이 올 때까지 해보는것도 좋을꺼 같단 생각이 문득 들었어요.

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