quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2016
DO PURO AMOR
LETTERS FROM MOM
A pretexto do Dia da Mãe, a “Time” convidou algumas mães famosas, de hoje e de ontem, a escrever uma carta aberta para os filhos. Das várias publicadas, seja-me permitido trancrever, porque foi a que mais me emocionou, a da “velhinha” Debbie Reynolds às suas duas “crianças”, Carrie e Todd:
“I kissed a lot of frogs, but I had a Prince and a Princess. In a way, even your father was a blessing. In the 1950s, Eddie Fisher and I were known as Amertica´s Sweethearts, though not everyone was thrilled about our romance. Frank Sinatra warned me not to marry Eddie, saying, “Singers will always break your heart”. I didn´t listen because I was in love – right up until Eddie left to marry one of our best friends, Elizabeth Taylor. But that´s another story.
When you both were very yong, we were together all the time. You went on the road when I did my theater and nightclub acts. Carrie sang, and Todd played his guitar. And we´ve managed to stay together in spite of my divorces, your divorces, and many other bumps in the road.
So, my dearest Carrie and Todd, our life continues to be a terrific adventure. You make me proud on Mother´s Day and every other day. I love you more than words can ever say. And I´m happy I didn´t listen to Frank Sinatra !
Poderia eu traduzir isto? “Poder podia, mas não era a mesma coisa”. Assim, àqueles que o merecem e, porventura, não consigam ler o original, façam favor de me desculpar.
Amândio G. Martins