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2017/12/26 第331期 訂閱/退訂看歷史報份直接訂閱

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Pushing On    溫馨輪椅情
This is the story of two friends that went on a life-changing journey.
這是一個關於兩個好朋友展開一趟改變人生旅程的故事。

 

 

   Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been best friends since childhood. They always played outside and went exploring together when they were young. As they grew up, they went to different universities but managed to stay close. They didn’t miss each other’s weddings or the births of their children.
   When he was in his 30s, Skeesuck got a disease that left him unable to use his muscles, and he had to be in a wheelchair. The two friends didn’t want this to stop them from living life to the fullest, so they decided to hike 500 miles through Spain. This physically, mentally, and emotionally draining trip had Gray pushing Skeesuck’s wheelchair most of the way. Now, there is a book about the trip called I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair and a documentary called I’ll Push You.
   So how did these two survive the trip? Gray said the key to making it was letting others help them when they were very tired. He added that before the trip, he always felt like he had to figure things out on his own, but now he knows that this is not always the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   賈斯汀‧司基薩克和派崔克‧葛雷從小就是最要好的朋友。他們年輕時總是一起在戶外遊玩探索。他們長大後就讀不同的大學,但總是會想辦法保持親近。他們沒有錯過彼此的婚禮或者他們孩子的誕生。
  司基薩克三十多歲時,他得了一種讓他的肌肉無法使力的病,而且他還必須坐輪椅。這兩個朋友不想讓這種情況阻礙他們痛快淋漓過一生,所以他們決定要徒步旅行五百英里(約八百公里)橫越西班牙。在這趟令人身心俱疲的旅程中,大部分的時候是葛雷推著司基薩克的輪椅走的。現在,有一本關於他們這趟旅程的書名為《I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 miles, Two Best Friends and One Wheelchair》以及一部名為《 I’ll Push You》的紀錄片。
  那麼這兩個人是怎麼撐過這趟旅程的呢?葛雷說成功的關鍵在於,他們很疲累的時候會讓別人幫忙他們。他補充說道在這趟旅程之前,他總是覺得必須靠自己想辦法解決一切,但是現在他知道並非總是那麼回事了。

 

university n. 大學
wheelchair n. 輪椅
physically adv. 身體上
emotionally adv. 情緒上

 
  1. push on  (尤指休息之後)繼續前行
    Although the trip was a long and lonely one, Chris pushed on.
    雖然這段旅程很漫長孤單,但是克里斯依然繼續前行。
  2. life-changing a. 改變一生的
    Quitting his previous job was a life-changing decision for Tom.
    辭掉前一份工作對湯姆來說是個改變一生的決定。
  3. journey n.(長途的)旅程,旅行
    It took Nick several months to complete his bicycle journey across Canada.
    尼克花了幾個月的時間才完成他的單車橫越加拿大之旅。
  4. manage to V  設法∕勉力完成……
    Seth managed to bring up his kids without any help after his wife passed away.
    賽斯的太太過世後,他在沒有任何幫助下努力扶養他的孩子長大。
  5. live life to the fullest  痛快淋漓過生活
    Sally chose to live the rest of her life to the fullest after she was told she only had months to live.
    莎莉在被告知她只剩幾個月可活後,她選擇痛快淋漓地過完餘生。
  6. mentally adv. 心理上
    Exercising on a regular basis will do you good, both mentally and physically.
    規律的運動對你的身心都有益處。
  7. drain vt. 使精疲力竭;使(液體)排出∕流出
    Working with children all day really drains you.
    整天照顧小朋友真是讓人精疲力盡。
    Kate drained the spaghetti before adding the meat sauce.
    凱特在淋上肉醬前先把義大利麵瀝乾。
  8. be the case  情況∕情形正是如此
    I thought what Jack said was a fact, but that was not the case.
    我以為傑克說的是事實,但是情形並非如此。
muscle 的相關用法
本文 "… Skeesuck got a disease that left him unable to use his muscles, and he had to be in a wheelchair." 中的名詞 muscle 表「肌肉」,相關片語有 not move a muscle,表「一動不動,文風不動」。例:

Compared to hiking, swimming exercises more of the body’s muscles.
(和健行相比,游泳鍛練到身體上較多的肌肉。)

The soldier stood there without moving a muscle.
(那個士兵一動也不動地站在那裡。)

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