20140605【英译中】真爱永恒(上}

汪德均 (老顽童) 译坛新宠
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发表于:2014-06-05 23:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

                                                How Love Endures(1)

                                                真爱永恒(上)

 It's a year I could never have imagined happening. let alone getting through. A year since I lost the love of my life, the man I expected to be with forever, the man whose face I still long to see when I wake up in the morning. My husband, Rick, was the commander of the space shuttle Columbia. Last February, he was supposed to come home to our two kids and me, but instead he went to his eternal home in heaven when the shuttle broke apart in midair over east Texas.


已经都一年了,我依然无法相信所发生的事,更别提“走出了”那段阴影!都已经一年了,我失去了生命中最爱的人:那个原本期待相守终生的男人,那个每天早上我一醒来还依然渴望见到其笑脸的男人!

这个男人就是里克·哈兹班德,哥伦比亚号航天飞机的机长,他本该于去年二月一日回家与两个孩子和我团聚,却因在德克萨斯州上空飞船解体坠毁而去了天国那个永恒的家。

I had admired Rick since high school. He was a year older, popular and good looking .For some couples, it's love at fist sight. For Rick and me, it was love at first-date.This guy was special.The evening proved it.There was none of the first-date awkwardness --not even when he knocked over his water at dinner. I don't remember a thing about the movie we went to except for how right it felt to have his arm around me. Neither of us wanted the night to end. We parked by the lake and talked.


还在上中学时,我就倾心于里克;他比我大一岁,当时一表人才,喜欢他的很多。有些夫妇是“初次见面即相爱”;里克与我则是“初次约会定终身”!这家伙的确与众不同,那个夜晚可作证!第一次约会,他根本没显出有哪点儿别扭笨拙,即使在吃晚饭时碰翻了水杯!我们去看了场电影,可我简直记不起影片是什么内容,只记得他的手臂搂着我时,我心里真是说不出的甜蜜舒坦!我们停车湖畔,彻夜长谈,盼望黎明永不到来!

That's when Rick told me about his fream of being an astronaut. He had written to NASA for a list of the requirements: a master's degree in science, math or engineering, a good number of hours as a pilot--which was why he was going to the Air Force after graduation. I was beyond impressed. We dated all through college and got married on February 27,1982.

那时,里克就对我说,他的梦想是当一名宇航员,他已经写信给美国航空航天管理局,索取成为宇航员的一系列必备条件:必须是数学或工学方面的理科硕士,飞够了一定小时数量的飞行员。于是,他毕业后就加入了空军,成为了飞行员。当时他已经在我心田里生根发芽了!我们的约会,贯穿了整个大学期间,终于在1982年二月二十七日步入婚姻的殿堂。

Rick was chosen for US British test pilot exchange program in 1992. We moved to the English countryside where our marriage grew to a deeper level with no barriers standing between us. Later Rick applied a fouth time for the space program and got the call from NASA.


根据一个交换项目,里克被挑选成为英美试飞员。我们就搬到英国乡下去居住。那期间,我们的婚姻和谐美满,水乳交融。不久,里克第四次申请当宇航员,这一次航空航天管理局来了电话。


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