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回复 Sonia_n:

Q: What was the most emotional moment of your life?

Q:什么是你生命中最动情的一个时刻?

Answered by Anonymous

About four years ago, on a summer evening, I was doing some laps at the pool at my apartment complex. I was taking a short 5 min break, when I noticed a 3-3 1/2 year old girl standing on the other side of the pool fence holding onto the railing and looking at me intently. Her mother was standing nearby but talking to someone else facing the other side.

那是差不多4年前一个夏天的晚上,我在所住公寓小区的游泳池里游几个来回。当我注意到一个不到4岁的小女孩儿时,我在作5分钟的短暂休息,她则扒在游泳池栏杆另一边专注地盯着我。她的母亲站在一旁,背对着我跟人说话。

She looked like an enthusiastic and cute little kid, so I said "hello how are you ?". She replied "Good".

她看上去是个热情可爱的小家伙,所以我说,“嘿,你好吗?”她回答说“好”。

Sometimes when I'm in the pool, I go under water and try to hold my breath for may be 20 secs and come up. I did that once and came back up and she was still looking at me, smiling. I asked her "Whats your name?". She said "Shreya. What is your name?". I replied "I'm Sam". I went under water again and came back up and she was laughing loudly. I looked at her and she told me "You are so funny Sam". And then it clicked to me, me going in and out of the water made her think, I was entertaining her. Anyway, I did a couple more of those just to amuse her and then her mother was done with her chit-chat and they started walking towards their apartment which happened to be one of the units facing the pool. I just waved her good-bye.

有时我在池子里的时候,会潜到水里试着憋上一会气,可能憋个20秒,然后浮出来。我那次憋了一回气,钻出水面时她还是看着我,面露微笑。我问她,“你叫什么名字?”她说“施瑞娅。你叫什么名字?”我回答“我叫萨姆”。我又一次潜下去,再钻出来时她笑得特别大声。我看着她,她告诉我“萨姆,你真好玩儿。”这时我一下明白过来,我这么入水出水,让她以为我在逗她笑呢。不过,我还是又潜了一两次,就为了逗她开心。这时她母亲聊完天,她们开始朝公寓方向走去,她家恰好在面对游泳池的一个单元里。我只是跟她挥手道别。

Over the next 2-3 months, I was going to the pool at least 3-4 days a week. Occasionally, I'd see her playing in the patio of her house or getting ready to go to the park nearby with her mom. If she was on her way (with her mom), to the park or something, she'd tell her mom, "Mommy wait. I'll talk to Sam and then come" and then standing on the other side of the pool fence, she d say things like "Sam, I had this cake today. Im going to the park with mom now. I'll talk to you later" and be on her way. Sometimes she d scream from her patio.

接下来的两、三个月里,我每周至少有3、4天会去游泳。偶尔我会看到她在家里的露台上玩,或者穿戴整齐要和妈妈去附近的公园。如果她正(和妈妈)去公园或别的什么地方,她都会跟妈妈说:“妈咪等等。我和萨姆说句话就过来。”然后她会站在游泳池栏杆的那一边,跟我说上几句,什么“萨姆,我今天吃了这种蛋糕。我现在要跟妈妈去公园。我一会儿再和你说话”,然后才去要去的地方。有时她还会从露台上喊话。

The usual conversations were something like this

通常我们的对话总是这种样子:

Her: "Sam. Daddy got me a purple laptop".

她:“萨姆,爹地给我买了个紫色的手提电脑。”

Me: "Hey thats cool. I'm going to get a pink laptop for myself"

我:“嘿,真酷。我要给自己买个粉色的手提电脑。”

or

或者

Her: "Im going to dance classes from tomorrow"

她:“明天开始我要去上跳舞课了。”

Me : "Wow. can you teach me to dance? I'll teach you swimming"

我:“哇!你能教我跳舞吗?我可以教你游泳。”

Her: " But I know swimming"

她:“可是我会游泳。”

things like that. All this while, I had never been physically near her. The closest chat we have had would have been at a distance of 15 feet, mostly because I was in the pool.

就是这类的话。这期间,我自始至终都跟她离得不近,我们之间最近距离的谈话也隔了有15英尺,主要因为我一直都在游泳池里。

One day, after finishing my laps, I took a shower and wanted to check the mailbox before going home. The little girl and her mom came to the mailbox area from the park at the exact same time. She was looking somewhere else and talking some random stuff to her mom. Her mom saw me, smiled at me and said to her daughter,"Look, who is here!!". The little girl was literally shocked to see me so close (may be 5ft), she froze with her mouth open for a couple seconds. And then she came running towards me and tightly hugged my right leg. She was so small, her head was at my knee. I gently patted her on the back and rubbed her hair.

有一天游完泳以后,我冲了个澡,打算在回家前拐去看下信箱。这个小女孩儿和她妈妈从公园回来,也同时来到信箱区。她扭头在看别的地方,一边还跟她妈妈搭着话。她妈妈看到我,冲着我微笑,并对她女儿说,“快看,谁在这儿!”小女孩儿这么近看见我(可能只隔5英尺)着实吃了一惊,有一、两秒时间她张着嘴愣在那儿,然后跑过来紧紧抱住我的右腿。她个头那么小,脑袋才到我的膝盖。我轻轻拍拍她的背,摸摸她的头发。

And then she looked up at me (stilling hugging my legs) and said

这时她抬头看着我(还抱着我的腿)说:

"Sam, I like you very much."

“萨姆,我非常喜欢你!”

The most innocent and sincere "I like you" I have ever heard. It was overwhelming. I didn't show it out, but it was a deeply emotional moment for me.

这可是我听到过的最天真、最真挚的“我喜欢你”,令我无法抗拒。当时我没表现出来,可对我来说,那是令我深深动情的一个时刻。

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