朗朗的父子情

英国《星期天泰晤士报》,通常附送以特写为主的杂志,4月10日的这份杂志里,有一篇朗朗的自述。

我读了之后,其中几点真令我震撼。我把内容贴在这儿,与大家分享。

第一:《黄香温席》的反证:

记不记得三字经里的‘香九龄,能温席’?九岁的黄香小朋友,孝顺爸爸,冬天到了,先到冰冷的床上躺着,把床弄得温暖了,才叫爸爸上床。

可是,朗朗的父亲,刚好相反。朗朗八岁时,他带着朗朗,离开沈阳,到北京拜师,潦倒得很,住在臭味熏天的贫困区,街道上垃圾处处。脏乱的房子里是冰冻的,连买一个暖炉的钱都没有。于是,爸爸先到床上躺着,温暖了床,才给儿子睡。

‘I was eight when I left home with my father to study in Beijing. We lived in a smelly slum, with streets full of garbage. Our rooms were so cold – we didn’t even have the money for a small heater – my father would get into my bed to warm it up for me. Mom stayed in Shenyang to work and send us money. ’

第二:爱的反面是去寻死

“一天,一位有名望的钢琴教授拒收我。我给她取名叫‘愤怒的教授’。她对我爸爸说,你儿子非但不是天才,才华也不足,进不了我们的音乐学院。”

“没得第一名而回去沈阳,对爸爸而言,简直是奇耻大辱。他准备让我们俩同归于尽。他递给了我一个瓶子,说:‘吃下去!把这三十颗都吃下去!’我快快跑到阳台上,躲避爸爸。爸爸却说:‘你干脆跳下去死吧!’我好害怕。我的一生中,是爸爸教我要好好保护双手,但是,我开始对着墙猛打起来。爸爸顿时高声大喊,叫我停下,把我抱进他的胸膛,说:‘儿子,我不要你死。’”

‘There was one terrible day when I was rejected by a prestigious piano professor. I nicknamed her Professor Angry. She told my father: Not only is your son far from a genius, he does not have the talent for admission to the conservatory.’

For me to return to Shenyang as anything but No1 would have brought such shame on my father that he was prepared for us both to commit suicide. He handed me a bottle saying, ‘Take these pills! Swallow all 30 right now.’ When I ran out onto the balcony to get away from him, he screamed: ‘Then jump off and die.’ I was afraid. My whole life my father had taught me to protect my hands, but I started hammering the walls with them. He screamed at me to stop, and pulled me to his chest, saying, ‘I don’t want you to die, my son.’

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

7 thoughts on “朗朗的父子情”

  1. 对呀,如果朗朗心理素质不够强,失败了,爸爸亲手把孩子送进精神病院吗?
    《pianist》这出戏有这样的故事。

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