English to Portuguese: The Girls on the Rose Hill General field: Other Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English The noon sun blinded me and it was all I could do not to turn around and crawl back into bed. I was tired. Bone tired as my mother used to say. I rummaged through the straw basket and found a scratched pair of plastic sunglasses my granddaughter left behind last summer. I grabbed the thin iron railing and made my way down the porch’s steep steps one step at a time, the way my mother had in her last few years. Old. I was getting old. I’d flown up and down these stairs since I was a child but last month I missed the third step and twisted my ankle. Now, like my mother before me, I had to be careful.
Translation - Portuguese O sol do meio-dia deixou-me cega e esse foi o motivo pelo qual não voltei novamente para a cama, a rastejar. Eu sentia-me cansada; tinha o esqueleto cansado, como costumava dizer a minha mãe. Comecei a vasculhar à toa os objetos dentro de um cesto de palha e encontrei os óculos de sol riscados da minha neta, que estavam ali esquecidos desde o verão do ano anterior. Comecei a caminhar pelos degraus íngremes do alpendre, um passo de cada vez e apoiada no corrimão de ferro estreito, tal e qual a minha mãe, durante os seus últimos anos de vida. Velha. Eu estava a ficar velha. Costumava correr por aquelas escadas, a subir e a descê-las, desde criança, mas tinha tropeçado no mês passado, no terceiro degrau dessa escadaria, e tinha torcido o tornozelo. Agora, tal como a minha mãe, também eu precisava de ser mais cautelosa.
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