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亲爱的,我得了癌症(2)(短篇小说)

(2007-03-04 00:29:49)
分类: 小说翻译
Innocent Victims
无辜的受害者
 
Many people are caught in a life they didn't choose. Because of Alzheimer’s, cancer, brain damage, intense pain or other constrictions, they do not rate very high on the Quality of Life meter. But whether they should continue to exist is simply not a question that is within the sphere of any human. It is no more a human question than whether a river should continue to flow or a star should continue burning in the night sky.
许多人在他们没法选择的一生中遭遇不幸。由于患有老年痴呆症、癌症、脑损害、剧烈疼痛或其它压力,在生活质量表中他们没有估计很高。但是,他们是否应该继续生存并不是一个在任何人的范畴内的问题。它不是人的问题,正如一条河是否应该继续流动或一颗星星是否应该继续在夜空中闪烁一样。
 
Life is precious. But, sadly, it is also increasingly precarious. Life is a proverbial candle in the wind, whipped one way or the other by the various gusts of issues. And, we’re all becoming so issue-driven that we have a hard time even seeing the people who are being blown out. (How is it possible that the full legal authority of the United States prevented a mother from taking ice chips to her dying daughter?).
生命是宝贵的。但是,令人悲哀的是,生命同样愈加不稳定。生命是公认的风中蜡烛,以这样或那样的方式经受着各种各样的疾风细雨。而且我们都变得如此受问题的驱使甚至与被病魔折磨得奄奄一息的人见面都很困难。(美国完整的法定权利怎么可能阻止一位母亲给她临终的女儿送去冰片?)
 
Issues have a way of obscuring real life. Here’s my advice to anyone, rich or poor, male or female, liberal or conservative, religious or bored: Refuse to get caught up in an issue orientation to life. Take time to really think about and cherish your husband or wife or that lady who carried you in her body and gave you life. Focus on your siblings, your children and others around you.
问题有种使真实的生活变得模糊的方法。下面就是我的忠告:无论你是富有还是贫穷、男性还是女性、自由派还是保守派,信奉宗教还是感到厌倦:拒绝受到生命定位问题的影响。花些时间认真去想想,温柔地对待你的丈夫或者你的妻子或那位孕育了你并给你生命的女士。把你的注意力放在你的兄弟姐妹、你的孩子及你周围的人身上。
 
They are not an issue and they are surely not vegetative matter. Each one of them represents the Creator’s workmanship. And, thankfully and mysteriously, He chose to weave their lives into yours.
他们不是问题,他们确实不是植物的问题。他们每个人都是上帝的杰作。而且,他满怀感激用神秘的方式选择了将他们的生命编入你的生命之中。
 
Find them or call them. Drive to her house, the nursing home, the hospital or the jail. Give voice to your heart. Trust me, it’s the right time.
找到他们或者给他们打电话。开车去她家,去养老院,去医院或者去监狱。向他们吐露你的肺腑之言。相信我,现在正是时候。
 

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