2014.08.08【中译英】【GZB】外婆的葬礼(1)---安妮宝贝 (391)

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外婆的葬礼(1)-----安妮宝贝 

The funeral of grandma


 外婆在病榻缠绵,已有数年。先是觉得腿疼,然后检查出了肺癌。再往后,腿骨疼痛,就无法下地走路了。只能整日躺在床上,每天吃昂贵的进口药,度日如年。幸好两个舅舅经济条件宽裕,就这样拖延了数年。但她依旧每况愈下。

Grandma was sick and lay in bed for several years. She felt pain in legs first and then checked out of the lung cancer. Back then, her leg bone was painful and even could not walk. She had to lay in bed all day and ate expensive imported drugs every day. For her, every day seems like a year. Luckily, my two uncles had plenty of economic conditions. Though grandma dragged on for years, her body was worse and worse.


年轻时,她和外公住在农村,生养五个子女,两个人都身强力壮。外婆起早落夜,整日劳作,照顾孩子、饲养家畜、料理饮食、洗衣打扫,精力过人。后来两个舅舅有出息,把他们带到城市。城市里,没有熟人可以聊天,空气不好,食物不新鲜,活动有限。生活相当无聊,基本上以看电视打发时间。身体和精神状态其实一直在衰落。

In her youth, she and grandpa lived in country and had five children. They two were strong and health. Grandma worked from dawn to night to raise children, rear cattle, cook food, wash clothes and clean house with full energy. Back then, two uncles had a bright future and brought them to the city. In city, grandma and grandpa had no acquaintances to chat. The air was bad, food was not fresh and activity was limited so that life was fairly bored. They basically watched television to kill time, so physical and mental state in fact was in decline.


我偶尔回去,每次见到他们,家里的电视机一天到晚都开着。有时想想,人老了,有些自己的爱好或者朋友也是十分重要的。读书,写字,听音乐,也许需要文化素养;但至少还可以做点心,种些花草蔬果,听听戏曲,有三五知己……但他们成了闭塞的老人,又与大自然和原有的生活源头切断了联系。

I occasionally went back. And when every time I saw them, the television was on day and night. Sometimes I thought, it is important for old people to has their own hobby or friends. Such as, reading, writing, listening music or maybe cultural literacy needed. Or at least they could make dessert, plant flowers,vegetables and fruits, enjoy dram, have several bosom friends.......But they became isolated old man, and cut off with nature and  the original source of life.


待续。。。。。

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