The best time of my life一生中最美好的时光
It was June 15, and in two days I would be turning thirty.
I was insecure about entering a new decade of my life and feared that my best years were now behind me.
My daily routine included going to the gym for a workout before going to work.
Every morning I would see my friend Nicholas at the gym. He was seventy-nine years old and in terrific shape.
As I greeted Nicholas on this particular day, he noticed I wasn't full of my usual vitality and asked if there was anything wrong.
I told him I was feeling anxious about turning thirty.
I wondered how I would look back on my life once I reached Nicholas's age,so I asked him, What was the best time of your life?
Without hesitation, Nicholas replied, Well, Joe, this is my philosophical answer to your philosophical question.
When I was a child in Austria and everything was taken care of for me and I was nurtured by my parents, that was the best time of my life.
When I was going to school and learning the things I know today, that was the best time of my life.
When I got my first job and had responsibilities and got paid for my efforts, that was the best time of my life.
When I met my wife and fell in love, that was the best time of my life.
The Second World War came, and my wife and I had to flee Austria to save our lives.
When we were together and safe on a ship bound for North America, that was the best time of my life.
When we came to Canada and started a family, that was the best time of my life.
When I was a young father, watching my children grow up, that was the best time of my life.
And now, Joe, I am seventy-nine years old. I have my health, I feel good and I am in love with my wife just as I was when we first met.
This is the best time of my life.
1.look back 回顾；倒退；追忆
And I look back with pride and amazement.
Understanding the tata connection requires a look back at history.
2.fall in love with 爱上；倾心
We fall in love with each others essence.
He tells me now that that was what made him fall in love with me.
3.start a family 成家
Right now, you want to start a family right now?
The woman had been taking an oral contraceptive regularly and her gynaecologist could not vouch for her wish to start a family-a routine question in that area of medicine.
4.get paid 得到报酬
One disadvantage is you may not get paid until the study is completed.
They do bad work because they want to take it easy and still get paid.
decade n. 十年
essence n. 本质，精髓，要素，香精
hesitation n. 犹豫
routine n. 例行公事，常规，无聊 adj. 常规的，例行的
vitality n. 活力，生命力
particular adj. 特殊的，特别的，特定的，挑剔的 n. 个别项目
pride n. 自豪，骄傲，引以自豪的东西，自尊心
disadvantage n. 不利，不利条件，损害，损失
insecure adj. 不安全的；不稳定的；不牢靠的
fell 动词fall的过去式 n. 兽皮 vt. 砍伐，击倒