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Old January 19, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Question To live in the sun

Apparently, in my context, "to live in the sun" means,
1 : without worry or care *loves to live in the sun— Shakespeare* Merriam-Webster Unabridged.

Context:
Take something that could make Man well and happy and live in the sun, you see, and turn it around backwards to make him live in a dark coal hole.

Translated as,
Coger/Tomar algo que podría hacer que el Hombre se pusiera bien, fuera feliz y viviera sin preocupaciones, ¿veis?, y darle la vuelta para hacerle vivir en la lobreguez del más oscuro desasosiego.

Do you think that in this context I could use the same "metaphor" in Spanish and get away with it?

I.e., if I said, "
y viviera sin preocupaciones a la luz del Sol, ¿veis?,"...

Anyone can think of a better Spanish expression (using the Sun, the sunlight or something of the sort, that would balance correctly with the part of "living in a dark coal hole"?)

Any ideas are welcome. (Right now I am inclined to use "la luz del Sol" and get some tan... even if we are in January...)

(Also, the part of "la lobreguez del más oscuro desasosiego." sounds a bit pedantic to me... how about "vivir en la profunda oscuridad de una mina de carbón" or something shorter?
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Too early in the morning (7.17 here) ...
Toma algo que podría hacer a la humanidad feliz y contenta bajo el sol, ´....?
sesteando bajo el sol?

I would give it another try later
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Well, thank you, Sosia...
It is too late here... so I'll check tomorrow... in case you got inspired... but "contenta bajo el sol" sounds like an option...
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Take something that could make Man well and happy and live in the sun, you see, and turn it around backwards to make him live in a dark coal hole.


ya ves, dale al hombre algo que le haga estar bien y disfrutar bajo el sol y luego quítaselo para hacerle vivir en un agujero inmundo.....


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Al sol fits too.
estar al sol todo el día = do nothing.
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Gracias a todos... (Vivir en Tenerife... y luego irse al fondo de la mina inmunda...)

(Me recuerda a la canción de "Don Pedro es tu amo... en la mina brilla el oro al fondo del socavón... el amo se lleva toooodo... al negro deja el dolor... Pero aunque mi amo me mate... a la mina no voy... yo no quiero morir en un socavón...)
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