She Reminded Me of Myself

TERJEMAHAN

My husband had a sudden heart attack a few months ago.
Suamiku terkena serangan jantung beberapa bulan yang lalu.

It was just a few blocks from here.
Hanya beberapa blok dari sini.

They called me in to identify his body and then just let me walk right out onto 7th Avenue.
Pihak rumah sakit menghubungiku untuk mengidentifikasi jenazahnya dan membiarkanku jalan keluar menuju jalan 7th Avenue.

I felt so lost.
Aku begitu tersesat.

My friends were wonderful and supportive but eventually everyone moves on with their lives.
Teman-temanku baik dan suportif tapi akhirnya semua orang harus melanjutkan hidup mereka masing-masing.

I don’t have children.
Aku tidak punya anak.

And I’m not a workaholic.
Dan aku bukan pekerja keras.

So I was left with this intense loneliness and void.
Jadi aku begitu dirundung kesepian dan kehampaan yang sangat kuat.

I couldn’t eat.
Aku tidak bisa makan.

I couldn’t sleep.
Aku tidak bisa tidur.

Then one day I started researching dogs that are good for grief and depression.
Lalu suatu hari aku mulai mencari tahu tentang anjing yang baik untuk kedukaan dan depresi.

And ‘poodle’ kept popping up.
Dan anjing poodle selalu muncul.

But when I went to the rescue fair, all the poodles were gone.
Tapi ketika aku pergi ke event penyelamatan, semua anjing poodle sudah tidak ada lagi.

There was this one old dog in the back that nobody was looking at.
Ada satu anjing tua di bagian belakang yang tidak dilihat siapapun.

She was skin and bones.
Dia begitu kurus.

She was trembling and scared and mucus was running out of her eyes.
Dia gemetaran dan takut dan lendir keluar dari matanya.

She seemed so fragile.
Dia kelihatan begitu rapuh.

She reminded me of myself.
Dia mengingatkanku akan diriku.

I named her Grace because I think my husband sent her to me.
Aku menamainya Grace karena aku rasa suamiku mengirimkannya padaku.

She’s my first dog.
Dia adalah anjing pertamaku.

She’s been pure joy.
Dia adalah sumber kebahagiaanku.

We spend all our time together.
Kami menghabiskan waktu bersama.

She’s gained her weight back.
Beratnya sudah naik.

She comes with me to therapy.
Dia datang ke terapi bersama denganku.

We’re getting better together.
Kami membaik bersama.