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爱之歌:紫歌高飞

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在休斯顿的得克萨斯儿童癌症中心,8岁的西姆兰·哈塔尔躺在床上打点滴,为骨癌接受化疗。她的秃头上戴着一顶粉红色小帽,与睡衣很相配。但是,喜气的装扮并不能掩盖三年级小学生的痛苦和疲惫的双眼。
In her room at Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, eight-year-old Simran Jatar lay hooked up to a chemo drip to fight her bone cancer. Over her bald head, she wore a pink hat that matched her pajamas. But the third grader's cheery outfit didn't mask her pain and weary eyes.
这时,有客人来访。 “你想写一首歌吗?”49岁的阿妮塔·克鲁斯问,她推来一辆小车,上面配置了电子键盘、麦克风和音像。西姆兰目瞪口呆。 “你写过诗吗?”克鲁斯接着说。嗯,是的,西姆兰说。几分钟后,她对着麦克风读着自己写的诗。 “鸟儿在天上飞过,”她轻声说。 “想象在它的头上……”克鲁斯加上和弦,几段柔和的鸟鸣,然后是她的旁白。三十分钟后,西姆兰得到了人生第一首歌的CD。
Then a visitor showed up. "Do you want to write a song?" asked Anita Kruse, 49, rolling a cart equipped with an electronic keyboard, a microphone, and speakers. Simran stared. "Have you ever written a poem?" Kruse continued. Well, yes, Simran said. Within minutes, she was reading her poem into the microphone. "Some bird soaring through the sky," she said softly. "Imagination in its head …" Kruse added piano chords, a few warbling birds, and finally her own voice. Thirty minutes later, she presented Simran with a CD of her first recorded song.
这就是“紫歌高飞”项目的开始,超过125位病童在它的帮助下创作和录制了歌曲。作为在医院演奏的作曲家和钢琴家,克鲁斯说,帮助他人的想法来自“灵光一闪”。
That was the beginning of Purple Songs Can Fly, a project that has helped more than 125 young patients write and record songs. A composer and pianist who had performed at the hospital, Kruse says the idea of how she could help "came in one flash."
项目对孩子的影响巨大。因疼痛蜷缩在轮椅中的少女,无需别人帮助,就能伴着自己创作的嘻哈歌曲起舞。一名12岁的霍奇金淋巴病患者平时少言寡语,却唱起福音歌“我能做到”,令医生们惊愕不已。
The impact on the kids has been dramatic. One teenage girl, curled in pain in her wheelchair, stood unaided to dance to a hip-hop song she had written. A 12-year-old boy with Hodgkin's disease who rarely spoke stunned his doctors with a gospel song he called "I Can Make It."
“我与孩子们相处的经历令人心痛,因为他们都病情严重,”克鲁斯说。 “当孩子们笑着、兴奋地与家人分享CD时,他们的精神非常愉快。”
"My sessions with the kids are heartbreaking because of the severity of their illnesses," says Kruse. "But they're also exhilarating, when the children are smiling, excited to share their CD with their family."
至于西姆兰,她现在已经痊愈,是个活泼的六年级学生。她和母亲时常听她的歌,“始终牢记” 黑暗岁月为她们带来光明的“甜美、善良而富有爱心”的女士。
As for Simran, she's now an active sixth grader and cancer-free. From time to time, she and her mother listen to her song, "Always Remembering," and they remember the "really sweet and nice and loving" lady who gave them a shining moment in a dark hour."
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2010-03-10 21:56 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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