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我父親的音樂

by Wayne Kalyn

韋恩?凱林

I remember the day Dad first lugged the heavy accordion up our front stoop, taxing his small frame. He gathered my mother and me in the living room and opened the case as if it were a treasure chest. "Here it is," he said. "Once you learn to play, it'll stay with you for life."

記得有一天,身材瘦小的父親背著一架沉重的手風琴,費力地走到前門廊。他把媽媽和我叫進廳里,打開了那只盒子,好象那是一個百寶箱似的。“就這個,”他說,“你一旦學會,它將伴隨你一生。”

If my thin smile didn't match his full-fledged grin, it was because I had prayed for a guitar or a piano. For the next two weeks, the accordion was stored in the hall closet. Then one evening Dad announced that I would start lessons the following week. In disbelief I shot my eyes toward Mom for support. The firm set of her jaw told me I was out of luck.

如果說我勉強的微笑與他發自內心的笑容不和諧的話,那是因為我一直想要一把吉他或一架鋼琴。隨后的兩個星期,那架手風琴一直放在大廳的櫥子里。一天晚上,爸爸宣布下周我開始上琴課。疑惑中,我把視線急忙投向媽媽求助。她緊繃的下巴告訴我:我倒運了。

Spending $300 for an accordion and $5 per lesson was out of character for my father. He was practical always -something he learned growing up on a Pennsylvania farm. Clothes, heat and sometimes even food were scarce.

花300元買一架手風琴,每次上課再花3美元,這可不像父親的作風。他一直是很實際的——這是他在賓夕法尼亞農場成長過程中學來的。那時候,衣服、暖氣,有時甚至連食物都短缺。

Dad was a supervisor in a company that serviced jet engines. Weekends, he tinkered in the cellar, turning scraps of plywood into a utility cabinet or fixing a broken toy with spare parts. Quiet and shy, he was never more comfortable than when at his

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