2014.08.14【英译中】chicken soup for soul (4)

发表于:2014-08-14 22:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

最近事情实在是太多了。。翻的我头也是晕了。。质量估计也不太好。。唉。。

It was a cold night in Washington, D.C., and I was heading back to the hotel when a man approached me. He asked if I would give him some money so he could get something to eat. I'd read the signs: "Don't give money to panhandlers." So I shook my head and kept walking.  
这是华盛顿的一个寒冷的晚上,我正准备回宾馆的时候一个男人突然走了过来,他问我能否给他一些钱让他去买些吃的。我想起我读过的标语:“不要给乞丐钱” 所以我摆了摆手继续往前走。


I wasn't prepared for a reply, but with resignation, he said, "I really am homeless and I really am hungry! You can come with me and watch me eat!" But I kept on walking.  The incident bothered me for the rest of the week. I had money in my pocket and it wouldn't have killed me to hand over a buck or two even if he had been lying. On a frigid, cold night, no less, I assumed the worst of a fellow human being. 
我并没有期待他会有什么回应,但是他很绝望的说“我真的无家可归我也真的饿得不行了!你可以跟着我看看我是不是用来吃东西!”但是我还是走开了。接下来的一个星期,这个无辜的人时常出现在我脑海里。当时我的口袋里明明有钱,对于我来说,就算他在撒谎,给他一两美元也不是什么要紧的事。然而在那样一个严寒的夜晚,我仍然以最大的恶意去揣测了一个人。


Flying back to Anchorage, I couldn't help thinking of him. I tried to rationalize my failure to help by assuming government agencies, churches and charities were there to feed him. Besides, you're not supposed to give money to panhandlers.  
飞回安德瑞奇我仍然控制不住的想起他。我试着理智的分析我的失败之举,因为政府的政策,教堂和慈善机构就是用来帮助他的。另外,一个人没有义务要给乞丐钱财。


Somewhere over Seattle, I started to write my weekly garden column for The Anchorage Daily News. Out of the blue, I came up with an idea. Bean's Cafe, the soup kitchen in Anchorage, feeds hundreds of hungry Alaskans every day. Why not try to get all my readers to plant one row in their gardens dedicated to Bean's? Dedicate a row and take it down to Bean's. Clean and simple.  
在西雅图的某个地方,我开始写安克雷奇日报的每周园艺专栏。突然我产生了一个想法。比恩的咖啡,那是安克雷奇的一个救济站,每天都能供给数百饥饿的阿拉斯加人。为何不试试让我的读者们在各自的花园中种上一排树以帮助比恩的咖啡?种一排树然后捐献给他们,清楚而又简单。

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