Rory Kennealy: The Last Dance
The Place I Go

A Solitary Walk


It might seem boring at first, but all you have to do is try.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. 
Henry David Thoreau




It was a chilly Thursday night. The sun was setting over the trees in the woods. I was walking my dog. I don’t usually go for walks, but in this time where there is a lot of extra time, and there is a shortage of things to do I decided to use my time well and go for a walk. It was almost dark and approaching seven o’clock at night. There are not many times where I want to go for a walk, but this time I wanted to. The sun was setting and it was the perfect time to go. I entered the woods and immediately loved the walk. Sometimes you might now like something, but you will never know unless you try it.


Every weekend my dad goes for a week with my dog. I never really wanted to go, in these times where my dad is working hard and not having a lot of free time he likes to take our dog for a walk. He asked if I wanted to go and this time I decided to go with him. I have only gone on walks with him a couple of times, and I have liked the walks a lot. I just never really thought of going on these walks again. This time I had nothing to do, and I wanted to. It started with me walking into the woods that is right down the street from my house. There is a cool loop that my family and I go through. It starts at my house and then, as you might guess because it is a loop it ends at my house. When we entered the woods the sun was setting right over the trees and I took a picture that is the image above. It was a perfect picture of all the surroundings. I went through the whole woods and the loop was almost done when we reached the middle school the sun was still setting and I took a picture of it right over the middle school. The walk ended and I reflected upon it. I really liked it and I realized that I should do it more. 


I might not have liked it at first, but when I was done I realized how fun it really was. This shows you never know about something until you try.


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Oliver Ali

You chose a great overarching theme, Rory. It is so simple, yet so important in our everyday lives. Also, I really like the essential details in the first few sentences. They really set the scene and engaged me. Great job.


A wise post with a wise thing called from a simple journey in the woods. This is a perfect blog post that captures a slice of life and the slice of family in honest and perfect words. I love your picture too.

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