The Secret in our backyard
Today was another boring day of quarantine, but was it? The started like any other, waking up at around 10, then brushing my teeth, and walking down the stairs from breakfast. I read for about an hour, and then headed outside. Now this is where the day started to get interesting. I have a huge forest in my backyard you see, and I used to go there almost every day, so I figured why not go again? Well when I was walking through the woods, I discovered a trail that I had never seen. On this trail were old benches, fire hydrants, and power lines. I sat there and wondered, why isn’t this on the map, or why hasn’t anyone told me about this place. I did some research online, and the builder planned to build a paved walkway, and so he started with clearing it into a grass walk way. I soon explored and turned out this was bigger than I thought. The walk away spanned miles, and many people used it has a walk way for them and there dogs. I researched the builder, and he didn’t want it put on the map. He didn’t want his failure to gain town approval to build a paved way, known. But what did this result in? This perfect walk way concealed from people that don’t live in the neighborhood. His failure to accept failure, only failed the people he wanted to help. So I guess the moral of the story is, accidents can be miracles. If you let them
Keeping in touch
Here I sit in my chair at the end of a long day, thinking about what to write for Fitz’s Assignment Sheet. Today, April 5th, was a pretty normal quarantine day. Another day filled with Tennis, Workouts, and Video games. The day started with the footsteps of my dad running up the stairs to wake my sister and I up. Then the normal “Its 11 AM! You just wasted half your day!” We brush our teeth, with our eyes half closed. Then bitterly slither down the stairs for breakfast. In the eyes of my parents, the day is wasted just means, the night is longer. So I finish breakfast, hop on the video games and play for a good hour. I come to terms that I suck at the game, and finally prep for a work out. The next 2 hours were intensity if you would say the least. But the favorite part of the day in my eyes, is the time you spend on call with your friends. I “waste” the rest my day on call with my friends, talking, talking, and talking some more. I sit back and I think, I’ve never been this close with these people until now. So I look and I promise my self, I will social distance, but not socially isolate. So the moral of the story is, keep in contact with friends, and maybe even become closer. Use this time to improve yourself, and your relationships.
The Friend Inside You
Its Tuesday April 8th, and I’m riding what I feel like a hundred miles an hour down a rocky hill. Today was a some what awesome day if you could say the least. I had riden all the way from my house in acton, to Delaney, in stow. Even though many people won’t see this as a accomplishment, I had gained enough of my parents trust to ride, on the “big roads” to head down to Delaney. The long “journey” from my house had only taken around half an hour, but I used this time to let my hair touch the air, and enjoy the beautiful Massachusetts nature. This whole corona virus situation canceled my plans to meet up with my friend Philip. You might of heard about him from some of my other blog posts. But I rode along aways, through the vigorous, and tough trails in the reservation. I rode for what seemed like hours, having wonderful time to myself. I found my body filled with Aderline, going off the big jumps, and struggling to brake down sand hills. This time was filled with excitement, but as well as truly relaxing. I guess maybe sometimes, the best experiences don’t need to be with someone. Sometimes the best friend can be yourself.
The Curse of Technology
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”
The day had come. The blood, the sweat, and the tears finally payed off. I had qualified, qualified for a tennis event in which you represented your region inside of the USA. I trained every day, and fought every weekend just to arrive to one place. This place was Amish Pennsylvania. I woke up at 5 AM, excited for the day ahead. I was put up with the difficult task of sitting in the car for 7 hours, while my lucky dad, just had to drive. (Just kidding). We spent hours on highways, and public roads, but really the only roads we remember, are the hilled roads of Amish Pennsylvania. Every time we drove these roads, your stomach would drop as if you were strapped into a rollercoaster. We spent time in Amish Pennsylvania, away from technology. This time may have just been the most fun I had ever had. So that shiny new, iPhone or IPad, will hide the best times in your life. So put your phone down, and enjoy your time with your friends, and family. Instead of spending your days rotting away on your devices.
Live Life to its fullest
Enjoy what life brings
Life is a game, play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it.
The enormous hunk of metal screeched as it halted, to a web of excited little children. The conductor blew his whistle, and the doors swung open. My friends, and myself rushed through, just like every other immature little kid. Little did we know, we had just buckled our seat belts into the scariest ride in New Jersey.
A man in a red jacket came from a booth next to the door, and screamed “we’re about to have some fun!” This is when things started to go south. The “Russian Mountain” blew full speed ahead, reaching a breath taking speed, and height. My friend and myself could see over the New Jersey Wildwood sky’s. It might as well have been the most beautiful sun set I had ever seen.
My friend and I, had lived life to its fullest. We didn’t check how high, or how fast the coaster went. We didn’t worry, or stress about the future. We just stepped up to the door, and enjoyed our ride. Most likely we would have not ridden the ride if we knew it’s specifics, and I’m glad we didn’t.
Don’t live life looking for answers for the future. Just step up to the door, and enjoy what life has to bring
An Experience with a Friend
By: Dylan Fayerman
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
– Walter Winchell
Life without a friend to ride with, is a life not lived. The mountains of New Hampshire are fun to ride, and especially when weather permits. My friend and I decided to go biking in New Hampshire on a very challenging mountain biking course. I went with my friend named Phillip.
We have known each other for over seven years, and we do almost everything together. The weather on the Thursday afternoon was sunny, and the temperature was a warm 71 degrees. When we arrived to the mountain I saw a thick forest, with hills of sand, and gravel. We got our bikes out of the car, said goodbye to our parents for the day, and started our day long adventure.
The Meaning Of Life
The world is full of beautiful people; unique and precious, each of us are fine, worthy and wondrous beings.
Every person has something meaningful to say in the conversation of life.
Let people speak. Let people disagree. Communicate. Listen. Listening is the way. Listening is the beginning of all progress.
Have high-respect, if not for your opponent, then do it for your own conduct as a good listener. And don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
If you can't respect someone you disagree with, then you don't even know what respect means. As free as you allow others to be, is as free as you allow yourself to be
We each have a miraculous capacity within our mind to evolve and to learn new ways of understanding.
The great procession of life's challenges and conflicts ever advance, and every difficult moment is a new opportunity for each of us to showcase the evolved state of humanity we all wish to see in the world.
In each relationship, you have the chance to cultivate and inspire what you wish to receive. Every relationship contains at least a partial reflection of what we are projecting, which is returning to us. It is very empowering to know that some of what we see in others, is ourselves. Give the best of yourself.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
What life has to bring
— Bryant McGill
The world is full of beautiful people; unique and precious, each of us are fine, worthy and wondrous beings. Every person has something meaningful to say in the conversation of life. Let people speak. Let people disagree. Communicate. Listen. Listening is the way. Listening is the beginning of all progress. Have high-respect, if not for your opponent, then for your own comportment and conduct as a good listener. And don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice. If you can't respect someone you disagree with, then you don't even know what respect means. As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself. We each have a miraculous capacity within our mind to evolve and to learn new ways of understanding. The great procession of life's challenges and conflicts ever advance, and every difficult moment is a new opportunity for each of us to showcase the evolved state of humanity we all wish to see in the world. In each relationship, you have the chance to cultivate and inspire what you wish to receive. Every relationship contains at least a partial reflection of what we are projecting, which is returning to us. It is very empowering to know that some of what we see in others, is ourselves. Give the best of yourself. Be open. Be respectful. Listen. This is the way to understanding, and this is the way to be heard. One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
I never imagined that a group of guys sitting on a coach in California, would make such a big impact in the music industry. A small band that had big dreams, defeated the odds, and broke through the record books. They wrote about tough times, rather than flex their riches.
These guys, they are different. They aren’t doing it for the fame, the money, the fans, rather as a passion, and living life with there best friends by there sides. They remind me of my two good friends at school, and how my life will include them in my future.
Each and every one of there songs, has at least something that one can relate to. That’s why they are so important in my life. I can relate to someone that I see all the times on the big screens, and the billboards. I never would have though that I have so much in common with a such a famous group of people.
The Power of Music
By: Dylan Fayerman
Music is a universal language, and no matter your sex, religion, or nationality everyone can speak it. Music has changed my life over the past year. It has transformed me into the person I am today. Ever since I started listening to music on the regular I feel like a changed person. I feel overall happier, and more energetic. I remember one time after a tough day at school, receiving a bad test grade and a “conversation with my parents” I turned to music to improve my day. I felt a rush of emotions, and I crawled through the tough day. Music is something that I turn to in my daily life. I will play music in car rides, while studying, playing tennis and so much more. Not only has it made me happier, but also more energetic. Music helps me wake up when I’m tired. Music has changed my life for the better, and probably for others as well. It speaks to everyone, and anyone because it doesn’t take practice to understand.