我读了她寄给我、有她亲笔签名的第一版发行的书，然后，我把那本意义不凡的书寄给了我最心仪的女性之一——纽一玲（IL Ling New）。一玲也是射击学校Gunsite Academy靶场安全官与教练，后来针对此事写了书评；去年春天她也在印第安纳波利斯的美国步枪协会商展上巧遇顾方蓁和她的夫婿顾家一。一玲告诉我她和方蓁有缘分。 .
我早料到她们除了共同的文化背景之外还会一见如故。方蓁文章里曾经提到：“在中国文化里有一种观念叫‘缘分’——两人因命运而认识，一认识就推心置腹、无话不谈，而且感觉相逢恨晚。” 元粉 哪一个 是命运将两个人聚集在一起的时候。如果你有
Excerpts from Vera Koo’s The Most Unlikely Champion: A Memoir
“I didn’t touch a gun until my 40s and didn’t start sport shooting seriously until my life was shaken to its very core. I’ve probably been the most unlikely pistol champion in America.”
“With nothing to distract me, I can achieve that rare form of perfect concentration, the kind that all competitors know well. My solitude is my strength.”
“My mother was very honest … she repeatedly told me, ‘Vera, you are more plain-looking, so you have to develop your inner beauty.’”
“My mother never did. She never complained … Although she often claimed that life was one hardship than happiness, you wouldn’t have known it from her attitude. She taught me that you see the doughnut, not the hole.”
“I learned a lot from my mother, but above all I think I learned that your first responsibility was to your family. No matter how tired you might be, you still had to do right by them.”
“Kai Fang, the man who raised me, must have known I wasn’t his biological daughter. But he loved me in the same way he loved his biological children. He spoiled me, taking me to beaches and on hikes. He showed me that family isn’t just about blood; it’s about love.”
“This country could take you in, and you could turn nothing into something just through hard work. I’ve always believed – and always told my children – that if you work hard in America, anything is possible. My life is proof of that.”
“When you’re struggling to take your next breath, something as simple as a nice smile from a stranger can help you survive.”
“Amid all my sorrow and analysis, I began to understand certain things, too. The first was that only I could be responsible for myself – for my well-being, but also for my pain. I couldn’t let anyone else be responsible for me.”
“My whole life has been: How do I survive this? How do I keep myself well? How do I move forward and meet my goals?”
“To me, shooting has never been about wins or losses. It’s been about the way the sport shapes you as a person – the way you have to be stronger, more disciplined, and more focused to shoot your best. It not about the people you’re shooting against. It’s about you – the things you’re bringing to the range, the disappointments and hopes, and your ability to set those aside.”
“There is a Chinese word that sounds like ‘shing ping.’ It’s a concept that means having harmony in your heart. It means you’ve made peace with everything, and you’re not holding onto any old wounds or grudges. It’s about finding balance.”
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