2015.01.31 【英译中】redeployment (回家之旅) (3) (438字)

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发表于:2015-01-31 21:55 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

The problem is, your thoughts don’t come out in any kind of straight order. You don’t think, Oh, I did A, then B, then C, then D. You try to think about home, then you’re in the torture house. You see the body parts in the locker and the retarded guy in the cage. He squawked like a chicken. His head was shrunk down to a coconut. It takes you a while to remember Doc saying they’d shot mercury into his skull, and then it still doesn’t make any sense.

问题是,我的思绪是混乱的。思想并不是像“我先做A,然后做B,之后是C,最后做D”这样条理清晰。我尝试着想我的家,却想到了自己身处刑讯室的经历。我看到放在柜子里被肢解的尸体,看到那个被关在笼子里昏昏沉沉的人。他叫的声嘶力竭,头部萎缩成了一个椰子的模样。要过一会我才能想起在场的医生说的话,他说他朝这个人的颅骨中注射了水银,但这些最终都归于无。

You see the things you saw the times you nearly died. The broken television and the hajji corpse. Eicholtz covered in blood. The lieutenant on the radio.

我看见在自己濒死的那段时间里看到的东西。破烂的电视机,朝圣穆斯林的尸体,血泊之中的Eicholtz.剩下的就是陆军中尉在电台里的讲话。

You see the little girl, the photographs Curtis found in a desk. First had a beautiful Iraqi kid, maybe seven or eight years old, in bare feet and a pretty white dress like it’s First Communion. Next she’s in a red dress, high heels, heavy makeup. Next photo, same dress, but her face is smudged and she’s holding a gun to her head.

Curtis在抽屉里找到了一些照片,照片里有一个小女孩。在第一张照片里,她还是一个漂亮的伊拉克小孩,大概只有七八岁的样子,光着脚穿一条漂亮的白裙子,就像是在领第一次圣餐。在第二张里,她穿一条红裙子,脚上一双高跟鞋,脸上的妆很浓;在下一张照片里,她还穿着这条裙子,但脸上却满是风尘,还将一把枪举过肩头。

I tried to think of other things, like my wife, Cheryl. She’s got pale skin and fine dark hairs on

her arms. She’s ashamed of them, but they’re soft. Delicate.

我试图去想一点别的东西,比如我的妻子Cheryl。她皮肤苍白,乌黑的头发一直垂到手臂上。她总是因为自己的头发害羞,但是其实它很柔软,并且精致。

But thinking of Cheryl made me feel guilty, and I’d think about Lance Corporal Hernandez, Corporal Smith, and Eicholtz. We were like brothers, Eicholtz and me. The two of us saved this Marine’s life one time. A few weeks later, Eicholtz is climbing over a wall. Insurgent pops out a window, shoots him in the back when he’s halfway over.

但是想到Cheryl让我感到愧疚,我会想到一等兵HernandezSmith下士,还有EicholtzEicholtz和我是好兄弟,我们俩一起拯救过士兵们的命。几周之后有一天出任务,Eicholtz试图翻越一堵墙,就在他爬到一半的时候,一队反叛者从窗户中跳了出来,从背后射杀了他。




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