ons As you open your eyes, you will see the waves crashing up to the shore. Laying there on the gritty sand, you can smell the crisp scent of salt water sweeping up into your nose. Nothing else on Earth is more serene and soothing than feeling the sand rush up and wiggle between your toes. As you get up from the cushioned chair, you will walk up to the shore line to embrace the astonishing view of the horizon. The waves are creeping up to kiss your feet. The water soon becomes intertwined with you and everything else around you suddenly disappears. No sounds are entering your ears as you are taken for a wild ride by Mother Earth herself. Slowly, you go deeper into the ocean. Frightened by the unknown of what the ocean holds, you take your time to become one with the ocean. As you go farther out, the sand sucks you down to the ocean floor. Aquatic life is circling all around you. It is like a series of bright colors and the slimy skin feels as if you could slide on down to enjoy a swim with the fish deep down under. As you get deeper, the animals are getting bigger and more hazardous. You soon realize that you are in, somewhat, of danger. You try to escape and rush back to the shore, but the ocean will not let you leave on your own freewill. The ocean is not wanting to let you go; she is having some issues. Finally, after calming down after the storm, she is willing to set you free. She loosens her grip on you and you are set free like a bird. The shoreline is now under your…
13 December 2012
“Who can depict the feeling of desolation, homesickness, uncertainty and anxiety with which an emigrant makes his first voyage across the ocean?” In the excerpt from “Moving Away from Home” by Abraham Cahan, the character’s tone varies from indecisive and irresolute to disquiet then to feeling exuberant about having moved to America.
The character’s tone is especially indecisive and irresolute about moving to America. For example, in the quote…
You deserve to with somebody who makes you happy. Somebody who doesn't complicate your life. Somebody who won't hurt you.
Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.
Some girls act like bitches so they won’t get hurt some girls are bitches because they got hurt.
There's a hell in hello, and there's a good in goodbye. That's why you shouldn't be afraid of goodbye, but careful with hello.
Life is like a hourglass. Eventually…
Dr. Linda Miller
English 15/Section 007
January 24, 2013
Endanger Species: Gratitude
Xiao is the most important virtue in Chinese culture. No matter how many good deeds a person has done or how great his accomplishments are, a person without xiao is considered to be a failure and is frown upon. One famous Chinese saying asks, “If one does not have piety towards one's own parents, then how can one be loyal towards one's friends, country, or any other?” In English it is called filial…
My brother Jonathan ignites my spark. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with autism. I grew up watching him struggle with everyday activities. Making friends was a daunting task with rarely any positive outcome. He would have difficulty expressing himself. At home he would be always talking, smiling, making me laugh. In public, he was dead silent; unable to show the world who he really was.
I do not consider his diagnosis a curse. Instead, I consider it a blessing. My brother has inspired…
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Journal
WHAT EXACTLY ARE HABITS?
Habits are things we do repeatedly. But most of the time we are hardly aware that we have them. They’re on autopilot.
Some habits are good, such as:
· Exercising regularly
· Planning ahead
· Showing respect for others
Some are bad, like:
· Thinking negatively
· Feeling inferior
· Blaming others
And some don’t really don’t matter, including;
· Taking showers at night
· Eating yogurt with a fork
cold, even though the old man had warned him. The dog, however, knew to keep moving, not because someone told it to, but because that was it’s instinct. The dog also stayed with the Yukon traveller until he smelt death on him. The encounter with the ocean and with the wilderness helped Edna and Yukon man realize that they had no instinct. There is no set way for humans in reality.
Naturalism was brought into play because of capitalism and a hatred for capitalism. With capitalism came a loss of the…
Poor but Rich
Nowadays, traveling to another country has been easier than before it was. People in Europe, for example, do not even need to have a passport to go other countries in Europe. I also have traveled many counties such as India, Australia, Thailand, Jamaica, etc. My journey to India gave me two lessons, which changed me as a new person: happiness does not come from money, and how fast I achieve at my goal is not important.
In The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho the Crystal Merchant, Fatima, The Alchemist and Melchizedek taught Santiago the greatest lesson along his journey, the importance of perseverance. For example the Alchemist said ‘”You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love … the love that speaks the language of the world.’” (120) The Alchemist encouraged Santiago to continue his journey, and did not let his love for Fatima…
The other kind
Diary ,Monday/Sep/1 , I haven't a clue on what to do. We used up our last bit of food and the last bit of money we has. I guess we will be moving on in the morn i'll pack up the kids and just a head North . Anywhere is better than here I hate the feeling of my kids being hungry and there ain’t nothing for me to do about it. I wish we could just find a place to finally just settle to be able to take a leave on our hams . Gosh what could I do to get a bit a food for the…
Book Notes The Alchemist
Quote- “Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”(24)
This quote is really significant, because it relates back to Santiago's journey and how he has a notion and strong belief that his dreams are simply giving him a message. Whats awaits him on his journey can really be fascinating and extremely interesting. The whole concept of this quote really shows his character development and shows how the main character (Santiago) follows his…