2014.06.16【英译中】我学会了永远不去寻求帮助 (1)

Janice1228 (nawa1228) 路人甲
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发表于:2014-06-16 17:03 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

The sound of a bone breaking is surprisingly slight; it’s a quick snap, like a twig under a boot heel. But it traveled up from my right ankle with the force of a sonic boom, and it would echo in my dreams weeks after I took that first step out onto the black ice that sheathed the parking lot outside my complex. My fall seemed as slow as distant thunder, and as quick as a lightning flash right outside a window.

骨头碎裂的声音出人意料地轻;咔嚓一声,就像是长筒靴跟踩断小树枝一样。声音的力量从我的右脚踝处一直传上来,这声响可能会在我的梦里萦绕数星期。一切都是因为我踩在了综合设施外面被黑冰覆盖的停车场。这一跤摔地很慢,慢得像是远处隆隆的雷声;摔地又很快,就像是窗户外面的一道闪电。

My right ankle, broken. My left ankle, a category three sprain, a mess of screaming ligaments. I’d end up in the E.R., and then in the office of an orthopedic specialist for three consults over the course of six weeks; six weeks in which I was to remain “non-weight bearing” on my right foot and weight bearing (as barely) tolerated on my left. I’d require rigorous in-home physical therapy before I could use a walker to hurl myself short distances, like some doomed animal with its paw in the teeth of a trap.
我的右脚踝骨折,左脚踝鉴定为三级扭伤,韧带状况一团糟。本来应该先去急诊室,再去骨科专科诊所进行为期六周的三轮会诊;这六周内,我应该保证右脚不负重,左脚也基本上不能负重的状态。我需要严格的家用物理治疗,然后才能使用轮椅短距离活动,就像一些在陷阱里劫难逃的动物们企图用自己的爪子爬出来一样。

Whenever I tell anyone what happened, they always say, “That sound must’ve been the worst part.” They speak with voices half-hushed in an odd reverence — as if the magnitude of my injuries merits the awe  afforded to natural disasters and the charred matchsticks of houses they leave in their wakes.

每当我把这个故事告诉身边的朋友,他们总会说:“这真是太惨了。”说这话的时候,他们通常压低嗓门,给我的尊重让我感觉很怪——就好像我受伤这件事可以跟自然灾害带给他们的恐惧相提并论,堪比烧焦他们房屋的火柴棍。


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这篇文章本来还有三分之二的内容,可是后面的实在是太疯狂,太露骨了,我实在不好意思翻一下,不上意思放上来。。。这篇就这样了。

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