The Power of Place

Clear water, clear mind

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Every place where we feel safety is treasure 

~Jan Jansen

The most beautiful sight is a place of serenity and safety. My most treasured place is 2,437 miles away, but my mind's eye can return there in a second. I’ve only been to Franklin Falls three times, so I can never get enough of it. I feel safe leaping in the river as we trek towards the falls and losing myself in the glory of the waterfall. 

 

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The Power of Friendship

Friendship is worth more than gold

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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

~Walter Winchell

True friends will do anything for each other. Even when things went terribly wrong my friend was there for me. Every friendship has some problems and quirks, but generally they aren’t life threatening. The best friendships get strengthened by adversity as long as they don’t get destroyed.

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The Power of Family

When the intruder is my brother

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The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other.
~Sister’s Journal

Our makers can be our breakers. The family that once cherished me like a deity forgot me overnight. When I got replaced by a newer model it ended my world, but from the ashes of my destroyed life came a new one. A friend that stole my parental attention everyday, but a friend that I loved most dearly. An imperfect and malleable kid that I can help shape into a good person. The chance to change a life is the greatest gift of all. Everyday after my brother was born I got no attention. It was only greetings and then goodnight from my worn out parents. Sitting at the table while they would feed him and laugh. Every time they forgot about me sitting only one chair away. Every night I got a kiss and nothing else, but one night that all changed. My mom came to my room and said,

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Letter About The Poet X

Dear Lars Goosen,

 

    I’m having a great week right now. Today I have a theatre tech lunch and a soccer (football) practice. So how about you, anything exciting planned in the immediate future? How is school going? Are you having fun or are you already staring with glazed eyes at June on your calendar? At school I am reading a book called, The Poet X, By Elizabeth Acevedo. I am really excited to tell you about it.

 

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His Last Journey

He trudges through the barren landscape, through the icy ground that compresses as he walks. He watches the great tops mountains rise and fall as the ground writhes. A lump pushes its way through the earth, like a whale's back breaching the waves. As it passes below him he is borne aloft as if he had jumped on a trampoline. He lands on his back, feeling no spasms of pain. Even if he felt pain it wouldn’t stop him from reaching his goal. He had to get there before the light glowed and the earth turned over on itself. 

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A Passion for Showers

 

My Odd Hobby Explained

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It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax

 ~Moises Arias

Everybody has that one place where they can go and relax. A place where there is no stress or worries. Generally people feel that a place like this is their bed, in front of a fire, or at a close friend's house. A person’s comfort zone is like a safe haven where they cannot be harmed.

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