Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google.
Halfway1 through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched at the top of the list was “How to keep him interested.”
It startled me. I scanned several of the
countless2 articles about how to be sexy and sexual, when to bring him a beer versus3 a sandwich, and the ways to make him feel smart and superior.
And I got angry.
Little One, it is not, has never been, and never will be your job to “keep him interested.”
Little One, your only task is to know deeply in your soul — in that unshakeable place that isn’trattled4
by rejection5 and loss and ego6 – that you are worthy7 of interest. (If you can remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life will be mostly won. But that is a letter for another day.)
If you can trust your worth in this way, you will be attractive in the most important sense of the word: you will attract a boy who is both capable of interest and who wants to spend his one life investing all of his interest in you.
Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting.
I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table — as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose
scrunches8 when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.
I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me — as long as he can play with the children you give him and
revel9 in all the glorious and frustrating10 ways they are just like you.
I don’t care if he doesn’t follow his wallet — as long as he follows his heart and it always leads him back to you.
I don’t care if he is strong — as long as he gives you the space to exercise the strength that is in your heart.
I couldn’t care less how he votes — as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of
reverence11 in his heart.
I don’t care about the color of his skin — as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.
I don’t care if he was raised in this religion or that religion or no religion — as long as he was raised to value the sacred and to know every moment of life, and every moment of life with you, is deeply sacred.
In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:
Because in the end, Little One, the only thing you should have to do to “keep him interested” is to be you.
Your eternally interested guy,
We had got only halfway when it began to get dark.走到半路，天就黑了。
In study the worst danger is give up halfway.在学习上，最忌讳的是有始无终。
In the war countless innocent people lost their lives.在这场战争中无数无辜的人丧失了性命。
I’ve told you countless times.我已经告诉你无数遍了。
The big match tonight is England versus Spain.今晚的大赛是英格兰对西班牙。
The most exciting game was Harvard versus Yale.最富紧张刺激的球赛是哈佛队对耶鲁队。
The truck jolted and rattled over the rough ground. 卡车嘎吱嘎吱地在凹凸不平的地面上颠簸而行。
Every time a bus went past, the windows rattled. 每逢公共汽车经过这里，窗户都格格作响。
He decided not to approach her for fear of rejection.他因怕遭拒绝决定不再去找她。
The rejection plunged her into the dark depths of despair.遭到拒绝使她陷入了绝望的深渊。
He is absolute ego in all thing.在所有的事情上他都绝对自我。
She has been on an ego trip since she sang on television.她上电视台唱过歌之后就一直自吹自擂。
I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我认为他不值得信赖。
There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.没有值得一提的事发生。
v.发出喀嚓声( scrunch的第三人称单数 )；蜷缩；压；挤压
She seems to revel in annoying her parents.她似乎以惹父母生气为乐。
The children revel in country life.孩子们特别喜欢乡村生活。
adj.产生挫折的，使人沮丧的，令人泄气的v.使不成功( frustrate的现在分词 )；挫败；使受挫折；令人沮丧
It’s frustrating to have to wait so long. 要等这么长时间，真令人懊恼。
It was a demeaning and ultimately frustrating experience. 那是一次有失颜面并且令人沮丧至极的经历。 来自《简明英汉词典》
He was a bishop who was held in reverence by all.他是一位被大家都尊敬的主教。
We reverence tradition but will not be fettered by it.我们尊重传统，但不被传统所束缚。