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【推荐】荷兰欢迎您!  

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        引言:很早的时候,我被引荐进入一个Deaf网站做版主,在那个与聋有关的版块里,我就看到了这个文章的标题《荷兰欢迎您》,第一感觉是非常莫明非常无厘头。但是,读完之后再细细品味,我就觉得这是一篇很棒的文章,写得很真挚细腻,特别是,它的视角很独特。这篇文章是写给残疾孩子的家长看的,确切地说,更适合给聋儿家长看的,它引导父母用另一种更积极的眼光来看待聋孩子。
        对于聋人来说,聋人世界和听人世界,虽然是两个不同的世界,但各有各的精彩,一如荷兰与意大利的区别……
        没错,我在荷兰。但是,我也不会一直呆在荷兰,我偶尔也会出去旅行一下,我会去意大利看看,然后再回来。这样的生活,是不是更加精彩?
        更多的时候,我们没必要自己约束自己,正如苹果不是唯一的水果一样,有时你不得不接受在你设想之外的事实,你必须对生命的可能性保持一种弹性和开放的态度。

                                                                                                
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中文版译文:

荷兰欢迎您!

/金斯利

 

         时常有人问起我抚育残疾孩子的经历,以便帮助那些不曾有过这种独特经历的人对此有所理解。我的感受是这样的…… 

        当你想要孩子的时候,就好象是规划一次愉快的意大利旅行。你买回一大堆的旅行指南,把旅行计划安排的详尽而周密:罗马圆形大剧场、米开朗基罗、威尼斯的贡多拉,或许,你还会学点简单的意大利语……一切都是那么让人兴奋。 

        经过几个月的热切期盼,这一天终于到了。你打点好自己的行装出发了。几个小时之后,飞机降落。空姐走过来,笑盈盈地说道:“欢迎你到荷兰来!” 

        “荷兰?”你感到茫然不解。 

        “怎么可能是荷兰?我可是要去意大利度假的!我一生的梦想就是去意大利旅行,我应该到意大利呀!” 

        然而,航班改变了飞行计划,飞机已在荷兰降落,你必须停留在这里。还好,这里也不是什么瘟疫肆虐、饥荒遍地的恐怖之地。只不过换了一个地方而已。 

        于是,你别无选择地下了飞机。重新去买些旅行指南,抓紧学习当地陌生的语言,你还会遇到很多你本来永远也不会遇到的人。不过换了一个地方而已。这里的生活节奏要比意大利慢的多,这里的生活也不如意大利绚丽多彩。来到荷兰之后,你歇上一口气,就该四处去看一看。你会发现,荷兰有风车,荷兰有郁金香,荷兰还有伦勃朗…… 

        可是,你所认识的人都在忙着一次又一次地去意大利旅行,都在大谈意大利的旖旎风光。你的下半辈子都会在重复这样一句话:“是的,我本该也去意大利。我原计划就是去意大利旅行。” 

        这次经历给你带来的痛苦是永远也挥之不去的;那个梦想的丧失是永远无法弥补的损失。 

        可是,如果你的一生都用来为错过了意大利之行而懊伤,你将永远无法享受荷兰独特而美丽的风景。

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英文版原文:

Welcome to Holland

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this... 

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting. 

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome To Holland". 

"Holland?!?" you say, "What do you mean "Holland"??? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy" 

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay. 

The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place. 

So you must go and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met. 

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around…and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills...Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts. 

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy...and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned". 

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away...because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss. 

But...if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things...about Holland.

 

By Emily Perl Kingsley.

Copyright ? 1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley

Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.

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