I could smell the magic through the powerful fragrance of flowers, I could hear the birds sing “When You Wish Upon A Song” (a classic), whilst standing in the middle of a heavenly, magnificent garden at the prime of our world – Disneyland! Then, life hit me. I had to go back up to the … Continue reading Unexpectedly!
That night the weather was a little chilly – but still crisp. It was around 6:30 and I just got picked up by my friend and her dad. We are on the Merritt Parkway and have been on it for about 10 minutes now. We talked for a little while, but the most part we … Continue reading First Night
Memoir- The Hike It was a chilly morning, the sun shot a beam of light as it rose above the mountains, the long highway began to turn, and so did we, crossing on to a different road,it was not an official exit off the highway, more of a path that led to the parking … Continue reading The Hike
I stared out the car window at the familiar scenery of Route 58, my breath fogging up the glass and a pink indent growing on my forehead from the side of the car. We made this trek to Redding at least once a week in the Autumn and the Spring, mostly for … Continue reading Worth It
Confusion is scary, in the same way that darkness is scary, and I’m not sure if anyone knows why. “Zac, Zac, get up,” I quickly open my eyes to see John, staring at me. I look up toward the front of the room, and see a practice equation being written on the board with what … Continue reading Inappropriate Analogies
I feel the biting water at my feet. I can taste the salt in my sea tangled hair. I watch as the ocean waves rock the surf boards, floating, waiting for the perfect time. I slosh threw the water in my tight black and blue wetsuit. Surfboard in arms I step father into the ocean, … Continue reading My Wave
The four of us did our best to disregard the fact that my aunt was crashing our vacation. We went in the water, played volleyball with strangers in the hotel pool, watched the dancing airplanes with banners in the sky, and even witnessed an argument between two hypocrites. We wanted to do everything possible before … Continue reading Intrusion at the Jersey Shores
Two summers ago, my family and I took a vacation to Nantucket Island with one other family. The motif I chose was joy, and a theme I found in my experience is to enjoy the joyful moments with family and friends while it lasts. One thing I learned from joy, is that it is contagious. … Continue reading Nantucket Extravaganza