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加瑞尔?萨维《陪安娜穿过漫漫长夜》:孤独时刻总想有个人陪

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    人生总是有各种各样艰难的时刻,每当这时,总会期望有那么一个人一直陪伴着自己吧。

  今天给大家带来的书是《陪安娜穿过漫漫长夜》(《Anna and the Swallow Man》),作者是加瑞尔?萨维(Gavriel Savit),犹太裔美国人。

  

  对于七岁的小女孩安娜(Anna)来说,战争就是她人生中的艰难时刻。二战时期,纳粹对犹太人进行屠杀,德国占领波兰,小安娜的父亲被德国人带走了,没有人敢抚养安娜。就在她孤单无助、流落街头的时候,神秘的“燕子男”(the Swallow Man)的出现给她带来了生活的曙光。他能让飞翔的燕子停落在自己的指尖,还能像父亲一样说多种语言,愿意和她这个小孩子沟通。于是燕子男带着安娜四处躲避战火,教她乱世里的生存法则,教她人生道理,保护她,陪伴她在战火纷飞的世界里一路成长。

  

  战争总是残忍无情的,对比之下,由此催生的温情就显得尤为珍贵和感动。燕子男的陪伴像黑夜里的光一样温暖,他一直极力维护着安娜的童心,不想让她因为战争对这个世界失去希望;同时也没有一味的掩饰现实,而是随着她的成长教给她一些生活的真相。燕子男的陪伴让安娜免受战争的继续伤害,也让她健康地成长,获得了生活的勇气和力量。

加瑞尔?萨维《陪安娜穿过漫漫长夜》:孤独时刻总想有个人陪

  “没有人是一座孤岛”。“陪伴”是多么温暖又有力量的字眼。?扛鋈硕枷M?茉诩枘咽惫饫镉龅阶约旱摹把嘧幽小卑,他或许是家人,是友人,是爱人,甚至是陌生人,即使不动声色,带着一颗真心的陪伴也依然会是帮助我们走出黑暗的那一盏发光发热的明灯。人与人之间的温情大抵如此。

  

  当然一个人的陪伴不总是无期限的,当我们走出了黑暗,抑或是面对陪伴我们的“燕子男”必然的离开,除了珍藏起这份宝贵的记忆,是不是可以让这种陪伴的力量继续温暖到身边的人和世界呢?

  

  陪伴总能给艰难冰冷的生活带来人情的温度。愿有“燕子男”陪你度过人生的黑夜,也愿你能做照亮别人黑夜的“燕子男”。

  

  下面是这本书的部分摘录供大家品读,附上小编的翻译,若有不足欢迎批评和指教~如果你对这本书或是文章内容有什么想法,也欢迎到评论区留言和大家一起分享哦~

  

  I know it's not good for a girl to be without a father these days. But is it any better for a father to be without a daughter?

  

  我知道在这样的日子里,女孩没有父亲照顾不行,但是父亲没有女儿就行吗?

  

  "Because," said the swallow man. "A friend is not someone to whom you give the things you need when the world is at war. A friend is someone to whom you give the things that you need when the world is at peace.

  

  “这是因为,”燕子男说道,“只有在世界和平时,你才会把你所需的都给予朋友;但当世界处于战争中,你就不用这样做了。”

  

  Each man is the steward of his own soul.

  

  每个人都是自己灵魂的管家。

  

  A river goes wherever the riverbank does. It never had to ask which way, but only flows along. Yes?

  

  河岸往哪儿拐,河水就往哪儿流。河水从不需要知道流向,只要沿着河岸一直流就好了,对吗?

  

  Men who try to understand the world without the help of children are like men who try to bake bread without the help of yeast.

  

  一个人若想在没有孩子的帮助下去理解这个世界,那就像是不用酵母去烤制面包。

  

  The world as it exists is a very, very dangerous place.

  

  真实存在的这个世界,是一个非常、非常危险的地方。

  

  To keep yourself from becoming an instrument of death, you kill?

  

  为了不让你自己成为受死亡摆布之人,你就杀别人吗?

  

  图片来自视觉中国

  

  The only way to imagine the sound of that sort of screaming is to think of it as the sound produced when the universe rips itself open to let Death come through.

  

  想象那种尖叫之声的唯一方法,就是把它想象成宇宙撕裂自己让死亡进来所发出的声音。

  

  The practice of lying is concerned with attempting to overlay a thin paper substitute atop the world that exists in order that it seem to suit your purposes. But the Swallow Man didn't need the world to suit him. He could make himself suit whatever world it pleased him to agree existed.

  

  说谎的实际做法就像是试图用一张薄纸样的东西覆盖于现实世界之上,以让它看起来符合你的目的。然而,燕子男不需要这个世界去适应他,只要他愿意承认某个世界的存在,他自己就会去主动适应世界。

  

  Knowledge is, of course, very important, because the things that we know become our tools, and without good tools at our disposal, it is quite difficult to remain alive in the world.

  

  But knowledge is also a kind of death. A question holds all the potential of the living universe within it. In the same way, a piece of knowledge is inert and infertile. Questions, Anna – questions are far more valuable than answers, and they do much less blowing up in your face as well. If you continue to seek questions, you cannot stray far off the proper road.

  

  当然,知识是很重要的,因为我们学到的东西会变成我们的工具,没有好的工具在手,想要生存在这个世界上就非常之难了。

  

  但是知识还是一种死亡。一个问题就能囊括存在于宇宙之中的所有生命潜能,同样的道理,知识是没有生气的,是不结果实的。安娜,问题本身比答案还要珍贵很多倍,问题也远没有答案会给你带来的伤害大;如果你不停地寻找问题,你走的路就不会离人生的正轨太远。


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