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人生哲理英语美文摘抄 If the Dream Is Big Enough 志当存高远 A school was across the street from our home and I would often watch the kids from my window as they played basketball. One day, among the children a girl attracted

  人生哲理英语美文摘抄

  If the Dream Is Big Enough

  志当存高远

  A school was across the street from our home and I would often watch the kids from my window as they played basketball. One day, among the children a girl attracted me. She seemed so small as she muscled her way through the crowd of boys. Running circles around the other kids, she managed to shoot jump shots just over their heads and into the net with on one to stop her. Sometimes, I saw her play alone. She would practice dribbling and shooting over and over again, until dark.

  我的家与一所学校只有一街之隔,我经常透过窗户看学校里孩子们打篮球。一天我注意到一个小姑娘。她在一群孩子中间,身材矮小,却在费劲地从男孩子们中间挤过。她在别人旁边兜来转去,设法地跳起投篮,“嗖——”,球恰好越过那些孩子的头顶飞入篮筐,竟无人能挡。有时候我看到她一个人在打球,一遍又一遍地练习运球和投篮,直到天黑。

  One day I asked her why she practiced so much. Without hesitation, she said, "I want to go to college. The only way I can go is if I get a scholarship. If I were good enough, I would get a scholarship. I like basketball. My Daddy told me if the dream is big enough, the facts don't count." Then she smiled and ran towards the court to go on practice.

  有一天我问她为什么这么刻苦地练球。她不假思索地说:“我想上大学。只有获得奖学金我才能上大学。我想只要我打得好,我就能获得奖学金。我喜欢打篮球。我爸爸告诉我说,只要主义真,铁杵磨成针。”说完她笑了笑,跑向篮球场继续练球。

  I watched her through junior high and into high school. Every week, she led her varsity team to victory. One day in her senior year, I saw her sitting in the grass, head cradled in her arms. I went over there and sat down beside her. Quietly I asked her what was wrong. "Oh, nothing," She replied softly. "I am just too short." The coach told her that at 5'5"she would probably never get to play for a top ranked college team — much less be offered a scholarship — so she should stop dreaming about college.

  我看着她这些年从初中升到高中。每个星期,她带领的学校篮球代表队都能够获胜。高中那会儿的某一天,我看见她坐在草地上,头埋在臂弯里。我穿过街道,坐到她旁边的清凉的草地上。我轻轻地问出什么事了。“哦,没什么,”她轻声回答,“只是我太矮了。”原来篮球教练告诉她,以五英尺五英寸的身材,她几乎是没有机会到一流的球队去打球的——更不用说会获得奖学金了——所以她应该放弃想上大学的梦想。

  She was heartbroken and I felt my own throat tighten as I sensed her disappointment. I asked her if she had talked to her dad about it yet. She told me that her father said those coaches were wrong. They did not understand the power of a dream. He told her that if she really wanted to play for a good college, if she truly wanted a scholarship, that nothing could stop her except one thing — her own attitude. He told her again, "If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count."

  她很伤心,我也觉得自己的喉咙发紧,因为我感觉到了她的失望。我问她是否与她的爸爸谈过这件事。她从臂弯里抬起头,告诉我,她爸爸说那些教练错了。他们根本不懂得梦想的力量。他告诉她,如果真的想到一个好的大学去打篮球,如果她真的想获得奖学金,任何东西也不能阻止她,除非她自己不愿意。他又一次跟她说:“心中有目标,风雨不折腰。”第二年,当她和她的球队去参加北加利福尼亚州冠军赛时,她被一位大学的招生人员看中了。她真的获得了奖学金,一个全面资助的奖学金,并且进入美国全国大学体育协会其中一队女子甲组篮球队。她将接受她曾梦想并为之奋斗多年的大学教育(美文摘抄 )。

  The next year, as she and her team went to the Northern California Championship game, she was seen by a college recruiter, and was offered a full scholarship, to a NCAA women's basketball team. She was going to college, which she had dreamed of and worked toward for all those years.

  第二年,当她和她的球队去参加北加利福尼亚州冠军赛时,她被一位大学的招生人员看中,并获得了全额奖学金,进入美国全国大学体育协会中的一个女子篮球队。她要去上大学了,那是她多年来梦想的,为之奋斗的目标。

  It's true: If the dream is big enough, the facts don't matter.

  没错:只要主义真,铁杵磨成针。

  人生哲理英语美文鉴赏

  Permission to Fail

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