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诺瓦效应 - 好运的悲剧

The Nova Effect - The Tragedy of Good Luck

A man named Eric is on a walk with his dog, Nova.
一位名叫Eric的男子正在遛他的狗 Nova
While on the walk, Eric loses Nova
遛着遛着 Nova走丢了
after she pulls the leash from his hand
因为当他们经过灌木丛时 突然蹦出来一只兔子
in pursuit of a rabbit
Nova为了追赶这只兔子
that happens to jump out of a bush as they pass by it.
挣脱了Eric手上的狗绳
Eric chases after Nova
Eric紧追在Nova之后
but this only inspires her to run faster,
但这只会刺激她跑得更快
until she completely eludes Eric’s vision
最终她彻底消失在Eric的视线中
continuing on her pursuit of the rabbit, that has,
Nova继续追捕着那只兔子
by now,hidden somewhere in the other direction.
目前 那只兔子藏在另一方向的某个地方
After a great deal of time passes,
就这样过了很久
it becomes clear that Nova has outrun her sense of orientation
显然 Nova已经迷失了方向
and is now lost.
就这么走丢了
Eric spends the rest of the day and the days following searching for Nova.
那天之后 Eric便一直在寻找Nova
He notifies neighbors, enlists friends and family to help,
他通知了邻居 向亲朋好友寻求帮助
puts up signs, and so on.
还粘贴了寻狗启示等等
A week goes by, nova is still missing
一周过去了 还没有找到Nova
Eric is devastated beyond comprehension
Eric悲痛异常
he thinks about how horribly unlucky it was
他在想到底是有多么倒霉
that the rabbit jumped out at just the wrong time
使得这只兔子恰好在错误的时间蹦出来
and that his hand position was just in the wrong place
而他的手又恰好放错了地方
to allow Nova to pull the leash from it
从而让Nova挣脱了狗绳
About another week later,
又过了一周
a woman shows up at Eric’s front door,
一个女人出现在Eric的门前
she has Nova.
她牵着Nova
After nova and Eric reconnect in a chaotic,
Eric和Nova就这样重逢了
heart-warming display of affection,
这一幕让人百感交集又暖人心房
Eric thanks the woman.
随后Eric向女人表达了谢意
She introduces herself and tells Eric her name is Vanessa.
她做了个自我介绍 告诉Eric 她叫Vanessa
She’s beautiful, and about Eric’s same age.
她很漂亮 和Eric同岁
Eric and Vanessa talk for a little while and seem to hit it off,
Eric和Vanessa聊了一会 两人似乎一见如故
In the following weeks they hang out several times
在接下来的几周里 他们出去逛了几次
and things goes so well, they soon begin dating.
一切都很顺利 不久他们开始约会
Eric finds her to be absolutely gorgeous, kind, funny, smart, spontaneous…
Eric发现她极其迷人 善良 有趣 聪明 率真……
all the right buzzwords for a perfect romantic partner in a story.
她能具备小说中对于完美伴侣的所有描述
Soon, Eric and Vanessa fall in love,
不久 Eric和Vanessa便坠入了爱河
the relationship is everything one could reasonably hope a relationship to be.
这段关系看似已发展到如你所想的那般功成圆满
Eric thinks about how lucky it was
Eric心想 自己是多么幸运
that Vanessa was who happend
才会让Vanessa出现
to be in the right place at the right time
在恰当的时间和地点
to find and return Nova.
找到Nova并把她带回来
A couple months go by, Eric is driving on his way to pick up Vanessa.
数月后的一天 Eric开车去接Vanessa
While driving through an intersection, Eric is T-boned at full speed
在经过一个交叉路口时 Eric全速前进
by a driver who distractedly runs a red light
这时一位大意闯了红灯的司机
coming from the perpendicular side street.
直接从那条垂直小路上直冲上来
Eric is knocked unconscious
Eric被撞得失去了意识
as he and his car are sent in a thrashing 1080° spin.
连车带人都翻滚了1080度
An hour or so later, Eric finds himself in a hospital.
大约一个小时后 Eric发现自己在医院里
A doctor informs Eric of what has happened,
医生告知Eric发生了什么
and explains that he has suffered a severe head injury,
并向他解释 他的头部遭到了重创
and that they will need to run some immediate tests as well as a brain scan
他们需要尽快进行一些检查和脑部扫描
to determine the severity,
来确定受创的严重程度
and if there’s any chance of permanent brain damage or internal bleeding.
以及是否有可能存在永久脑损伤或颅内出血
As his consciousness begins to more clearly return to him,
随着他的意识逐渐恢复
Erick thinks about how unlucky he was
Eric心想 我是有多么不幸
to have been going to get Vanessa
才会在去接Vanessa的路上
in the exact direction at the exact time
恰好在那个时间出现在那个方向
他对这种巧合感到愤怒
因为他的人生可能就此被毁
Eric is held overnight at the hospital.
Eric在医院里住了一夜
The next day, the doctor comes in into Eric’s room,
第二天 医生来到Eric的病房
the doctor asks,
医生问道 “Eric 感觉怎么样?”
Eric replies,
Eric回答 “没事 可能头脑有点迷糊”
they doctor says. ,
医生说道 “我能想象得到 你被撞得很惨”
Eric responds.
Eric回答道 “是这样的”
医生接着说 “好吧 我看了你的CT图
我有一些不好的消息
但我也有好的消息要告诉你”
Eric says: , says the doctor. ,
Eric非常疑惑地说 “好吧 那我先听坏消息”
医生说 “好吧 实际上他们算是同一个消息”
Eric asks with an escalating level of concern and confusion.
“这是什么意思?” Eric 更加疑惑和不解地问
医生说 “坏消息是 我们在你的大脑里发现疑似神经胶质瘤”
The doctor pauses for a moment,
医生停顿了一下
and Eric looks at him unaware of what this means.
Eric满脸不解地看着他
“It’s a tumor”, the doctor goes on to saying ,
“这是一个肿瘤 ”医生接着说
“不过 好消息是我们在你的大脑里发现了疑似神经胶质瘤。”
“你是什么意思?这怎么会是个好消息呢?”
Eric asks,”
Eric问道
“这个肿瘤和你的这次意外并没有什么关系
实际上 你在这次事故并没有受伤
但正因为你的这次事故
we ran the brain scan. Because of the brain scan
我们做了脑补扫描 也正因为这次扫描
we found the tumor.
我们发现了肿瘤
Normally we only catch a tumor like this “…
而通常我们只有在特定的情况下才能发现肿瘤
比如 在某人意识到自己身体不适后
察觉到了一些症状 但往往总是发现得太晚了
Because we found the tumor right now, though,
然而 正是因为我们现在发现了这个肿瘤
we cut it while it’s still benign before it became malignant
我们可以在它良性的时候切除它 以免它恶化
and grew into any other areas of your brain,
并长到大脑的其它地方
which in almost all cases becomes fatal.
而那种情况大多数时候是致命的
Since it’s still in this stage, though,
既然它仍然处于良性阶段
we should be able to remove it almost entirely without any issue. ,
我们就能完全没有任何困难地去除这个肿瘤
Eric 虽然听起来奇怪 但是从本质上来说这一次的车祸拯救了你的生命
所以呢 这次好消息伪装成了坏消息”
the doctor concludes.
医生总结道
Eric starts to feel a weird, visceral tingling sensation
Eric开始有一种奇怪的发自内心的刺痛感
and becomes slightly disoriented.
他变得有一些迷茫了
这种迷茫 也许来自于头上的伤 也许来自于当下所产生的情感
也许来自于医生从根本上把同一件事说了两次
但是Eric却经历了两种完全不同的心路历程
也许它来自于所有这些事
Regardless, Eric looks around at the room.
不管如何 Eric环顾着这个房间
He thinks about how lucky he was
他认为他是如此幸运
to having going to get Vanessa in the exact direction at that exact time.
能在这个地点这个时间去接Vanessa
He thinks about how lucky he was to have gotten in the car accident.
他认为他是如此幸运地遭遇了这次车祸
He thinks about how weird it is to think this.
他又认为这么想非常奇怪
是祸偏认为是福 是福却又认为是祸
In this moment, Eric realizes how little he knows about what anything actually is.
在这一瞬间 Eric突然意识到他对世事本质的无知
That he has never and can never know
他未曾知道 也永远不会知道
what exists on the other side of anything that happens to him or because of him,
发生在他身上或因他而起的事情背后的另一面
no matter how good or bad, lucky or unlucky any of it might seem.
无论它看起来有多好或是多坏 多幸运或是多不幸
Eric feels a strange, paradoxical sense of helplessness and liberation.
Eric产生了一种奇怪又矛盾的感受 既无助又解脱
About a week later, Eric undergoes brain surgery to remove the tumor.
大约一周之后 Eric进行了脑部手术移除了肿瘤
The surgery is successful.
手术非常成功
Eric is mostly as good as new,
Eric如获新生
with exception to a scar running down the side of his scalp
除了从头皮一侧向下的伤疤
Several days later, after being released from the hospital,
几日后 他得以离开医院
Eric is at home with Vanessa, recovering.
Eric和Vanessa一起待在家里养伤
To get some fresh air, he takes Nova out for a walk.
为了呼吸新鲜空气 他会溜溜Nova
求知之旅
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