2014.05.08 【英译中】22The lucky one 幸运符第二章(节选)​

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 That day and the funeral that followed were the most vivid memories of his life prior to joining the marines. Being raised as a military brat has a way of making things blur together, simply because of how often you have to move. Friends come and go, clothing is packed and unpacked, households are continually purged of unnecessary items, and as a result, not much sticks. It's hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good—and bad—to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast

那一天以及之后葬礼的那天是他一生中记忆最清晰的,比他参军的记忆都深。成长于军事世家的蒂博有一种将事情弄模糊的方法,这仅仅是因为你需要经常搬迁。朋友聚散无常,衣物打包有拆封,房东会经常清理不用的东西,因此not much sticks(无力了),有时会很难,但是这让一个孩子以人们不理解的方式坚强了起来。这教会他们即使人们留在了的你身后,新的的朋友会代替老朋友的位置;每一个地方都有自己的好处和坏处。这便让孩子快速的成长起来了。

Even his college years were hazy, but that chapter of his life had its own routines. Studying during the week, enjoying the weekends, cramming for finals, crappy dorm food, and two girlfriends, one of whom lasted a little more than a year. Everyone who ever went to college had the same stories to tell, few of which had lasting impact. In the end, only his education remained. In truth, he felt like his life hadn't really started until he'd arrived on Parris bland for basic training. As soon as he'd hopped off the bus, the drill sergeant started shouting in his ear. There's nothing like a drill sergeant to make a person believe that nothing in his life had really mattered to that point. You were theirs now, and that was that. Good at sports? Give me fifty push-ups, Mr. Point Guard. College educated? Assemble this rifle, Einstein. Father was in the marines? Clean the cropper like your old man once did. Same old clichés. Run, march, stand at attention, crawl through the mud, scale that wall: There was nothing in basic training he hadn't expected.

虽然他的大学那几年有些模糊,但是他生命的篇章有着自己的路线。在工作日留下,周末便享受生活,为了期末考试而啃书,难以下咽的宿舍里的食物以及交往的两个女朋友,其中一个交往了有一年多一点。每个去过大学的人都有相同的经历,这些经历中几乎没有什么可以对自己产生持续不断的影响。最后,只记得自己读过的那些书了。实际上,他觉得自己的人生在抵达帕里斯地接受基础训练的时候,才真正的开始。当他下了巴士,教练员就开始在他的耳边喊个不停。没人能像教官一样会让一个人相信他生命中不会有什么很重要东西。你现在是他们的,就是这样。你擅长体育?好,后卫先生来50个俯卧撑。大学毕业?爱因斯坦你把这个步枪装好。老爸在军队里呆过?像你老爸一样清理一下这个收割机。都是一样的陈词滥调。跑步,行军,站军姿,在泥巴中匍匐前进,翻墙:所有的基础训练都在他的意料之中。

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