不知道的樣子 | The shape of I-don’t-know

你說你不知道,你恐慌。

像是矇著眼睛走獨木橋,不知道該知道的。
如果能找到眼罩在哪裡,拿下來就能看到所有的答案。

You said that you’re panic because you don’t know. It’s terrifying because…

“ I don’t know “ is like walking on a single-plank bridge blindfolded.
I do not know what I should have known. I do not know what I could have known. If only I could just find a way to take off the blindfold, I would have all the answers.

像空空的、什麼也沒有。
—— 知道是「有」,不知道是「沒有」;什麼都不知道,就什麼也沒有。

It’s empty.
“Knowing” means to have something, and “not knowing” means the opposite. If you know nothing, you have nothing.

但你想起,你與「不知道」也有過美好時刻。

像是覺得自己「也許並不知道」,而把原本的標準丟掉時。
然後 —— 突然鬆了一口氣。緊繃的肩膀放鬆了,腳又好好地踩在泥土上了。
不知道的時候,純粹信任;沒有方向的時候,跟著心走。

But you remembered you have had some better days with “I-don’t-know” too.

The moment you realized maybe you don’t know, it was a weight off the shoulders. You felt you have your feet on the ground, once again.

When you don’t know, you simply trust. When you can’t plan directions, you follow your heart.

「知道」總是長得那麼像出口,但什麼都「知道」時,卻反而沒有出口。

直到你有意無意,鬆動了一個知道的角落,不再肯定時,一道光透了進來。
那個「不知道」透進了新的陽光。

“Knowing” appears like the ultimate way out. But when you know everything, you end up being locked in. Exits are all gone – until you loosen your grip. When you don’t know everything, there is a light coming in. Unknown shed the light. Lights coming in through unknown.

有時候我不知道,有時候我不需要知道。

Sometimes I don’t know. Sometimes I don’t have to know.

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