Alex: You know dad played cards with both of them, sharing a joint.
Henry: Yeah, well...
Alex: Can't swim. There should be a stairway down to the water, a porch, a
deck. Here you're in a... in a box. A glass box with a view to everything that's
around you, but you can't touch it. No interconnection between you and what
you're looking at.
Henry: I don't know. You know, he's got this big maple growing right in the
middle of the house.
Alex: Containment. Containment and control. This house is about ownership,
not connection. I mean, it's beautiful. Seductive, even. But it's incomplete. It was all
about him. Dad knew how to build a house, not a home. But you know. I think he
wants us to do what he couldn't. But admitting that would mean admitting that he
came up short in some way; that he
could do more. And that tortures him.
Henry: You remember being here with mom?
Alex: I remember she tried to make it work here... with us... with him.
Henry: Hey, what about Visionary Vanguard?
Alex: What about it?
Henry: Come on. You can't convince me you're gonna be happy building
saltboxes for tourists. Nobody's gonna admire you for that.
Alex: Admire me for that?
Henry: Yeah, Visionary Vanguard. That's your idea.
Alex: I can't. But you can keep the name.
Henry: No, come on. It's gonna be you and me.
Alex: Henry, I'm sorry I can't. I just...
Alex: I've got other plans.
Henry: You have a girlfriend?
Alex: No... no.
Henry: What's that? You hesitated.
Alex: No, I didn't hesitate. Come on, man. I don't have any time for that.
Her figure was slighter and therefore more seductive than
Natalie. 她的身段比较苗条，因此比娜塔丽更加诱人。 2) She shouldn't wear her rather seductive
purple dress for the journey. 她不应该穿这件相当诱惑人的紫衣服去。 3) This company gives us
a seductive offer on engineering the merger with
3. come up (short)
这是一个有很多意思的短语，在口语中很常用，它的意思有： 1) 走近，靠近 He came
up to me and said: "Come on, John!" 2) 发生，出现 I was late-something came up
at home. 3) 讨论 This subject came up at a news conference in Beijing
today. 4) 成为，出现 The silk dress came up beautiful.