杨绛《我们仨》英文版

杨绛《我们仨》英文版

2020-10-29    08'50''

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为你读英语美文 · 第385期 我们仨 主播:DD 大家好,我是DD,在洛杉矶向你问好,欢迎你收听为你读英语美文。此时的我,坐在一盏孤灯下,夜很静。深秋了,窗外的微风吹着我,今晚,或许又是一地秋叶。在这样一个夜晚,DD要和你分享的是一篇有些伤感的文字,来自是杨绛《我们仨》英文版的第一部分 -- 我们俩老了,希望你喜欢。 《我们仨》第一部分 One night, I had a dream. Zhongshu and I were out on a walk together, talking and laughing, when we came to a place we did not know. 有一晚,我做了一个梦。我和锺书一同散步,说说笑笑,走到了不知什么地方。 The sun had set behind the mountains, and dusk was approaching. 太阳已经下山,黄昏薄幕。 Then Zhongshu disappeared into the void. I searched everywhere but could find no trace of him. I called to him, but there was no answer. 苍苍茫茫中,忽然锺书不见了。我四顾寻找,不见他的影踪。我喊他,没人应。 It was just me, alone, standing there in the wasteland not knowing where Zhongshu had gone. 只我一人,站在荒郊野地里,锺书不知到哪里去了。 I cried out to him, calling his full name, but my cries just fell into the wilderness without the faintest echo, as if they'd been swallowed. 我大声呼喊,连名带姓地喊。喊声落在旷野里,好像给吞吃了似的,没留下一点依稀仿佛的音响。 Complete silence added to the blackness of the night, deepening my loneliness and sense of desolation. 彻底的寂静,给沉沉夜色增添了分量,也加深了我的孤凄。 In the distance, I saw only layer upon layer of dusky dark. I was on a sandy road with a forest to one side. There was a murmuring brook; I couldn't see how wide it was. 往前看去,是一层深似一层的昏暗。我脚下是一条沙土路,旁边有林木,有潺潺流水,看不清楚溪流有多么宽广。 When I turned to look back, I saw what appeared to be a cluster of houses. It was an inhabited place, but since I couldn't see any lights, I thought they must be quite far away. 向后看去,好像是连片的屋宇房舍,是有人烟的去处,但不见灯火,想必相离很远了。 Had Zhongshu gone home on his own? Then I'd better go home too! Just as I was looking for the way back, an old man appeared, pulling an empty rickshaw. 锺书自顾自先回家了吗?我也得回家呀。我正待寻觅归路,忽见一个老人拉着一辆空的黄包车。 I hurried over to bar his way, and sure enough he stopped, but I couldn't tell him where I wanted to go. 我忙拦住他,他倒也停了车。可是我怎么也说不出要到哪里去。 In the midst of my desperation, I woke up. Zhongshu lay next to me in bed, sound asleep. 惶急中忽然醒了。锺书在我旁边的床上睡得正酣呢。 I tossed and turned for the rest of the night, waiting for Zhongshu to wake up; then I told him about what happened in my dream. 我转侧了半夜等锺书醒来,就告诉他我做了一个梦。 I reproached him: How could you have abandoned me like that, leaving on your own without a word to me? Zhongshu didn't try to defend the Zhongshu of my dream. 如此这般;于是埋怨他怎么一声不响地撇下我自顾自走了。锺书并不为我梦中的他辩护, He only consoled me by saying: this is an old person's dream. He often had it too. 只安慰我说:那是老人的梦,他也常做。 Yes, I've had this sort of dream many times. The setting may differ, but the feeling is the same. 是的,这类的梦我又做过多次,梦境不同而情味总相似。 Most often the two of us emerge from some place, then, in the blink of an eye, he's gone. 往往是我们两人从一个地方出来,他一晃眼不见了。 I ask after him everywhere, but nobody pays any attention to me. Sometimes I search for him everywhere but end up in a succession of alleys, all with dead ends. 我到处问询,无人理我。我或是来回寻找,走入一连串的死胡同, Sometimes I am alone in a dimly lit station, waiting for the last train, but the train never comes. 或独在昏暗的车站等车,等那末一班车,车也总不来。 In every dream I am lonely and desperate. If only I could find him, I think, we could go home together. 梦中凄凄惶惶,好像只要能找到他,就能一同回家。 Zhongshu probably remembered my reproach, and caused this dream to be ten thousand miles long. 锺书大概是记着我的埋怨,叫我做了一个长达万里的梦。 正在收听的你,也许经历过亲人之间的别离,也许只是从书里读到过而已。今天为你读的第一部分只是个引子,在后面的书里,杨绛回忆了和丈夫钱钟书,女儿钱媛的点点滴滴。书中有迷思,有哀痛,也有温馨美好。像书里说的,“人间不会有单纯的快乐。快乐总夹带着烦恼和忧虑。人间也没有永远。” 这本书最初出版于2003年,时至今日,杨绛先生已和家人在天上团聚,想到这里,又有些宽慰。窗外的风还在吹,那一丝丝淡淡的哀愁,就让它随风去吧。正是因为有了这些离别的苦痛,才显得快乐的弥足珍贵。今天的节目到这里就要和你说再见了,我是DD,我们下期再见。 ▎主播介绍 DD:毕业于华中科技大学,俄亥俄州立大学,现居洛杉矶,个人公众号:静听DD 后期:DD,编辑:永清 ▎节目首发,背景音乐,图文资料,更多推送 敬请关注微信公众号:为你读英语美文,ID:readenglishforyou