Thursday, May 13, 2010

Narrative 2

One Monday morning, a girl met a boy. It was the beginning of her freshman year and she was having many mixed feelings. There were new people, new classes, and a whole new environment in high school. She told her parents that she did not want to leave junior high and wanted to always have the same friends and the same teachers, but she knew that eventually things were going to change. High school is a big step for anybody and it can sometimes change everything in your life. A young, cute girl was very smart but not always when it came to boys. She always fell for the popular boys that were jocks and had tons of friends. Her one mistake was that she always rushed into everything with her emotions. She would talk to someone once then want to talk to them again all the time, and sometimes not every guy she met wanted to do the same thing. But this boy was different. He always listened to her and they started a great relationship that grew throughout the years. It started off when they hung out after school with a group of friends some days. They became best friends and told each other everything, no matter how ugly it was. They turned to each other for everything, and they never fought which was always a plus. They were talking one day about how they were both the same person and they would probably be the perfect couple, but they would both just laugh about it and were never entirely serious about it. Finally one day, this girl gathered the courage and decided to tell this tall, dark haired boy exactly how she felt. She woke up and started her daily routine by showering, brushing her teeth, getting her school stuff together then heading downstairs to eat breakfast. As she was getting ready she was going over and over in her head what she was going to say to him, and when she was going to say it. She thought, what if I get turned down? What if he sees me as a sister? Anything could happen. First period was math which they did not have together but second period was study, which they did. She finally found the words to say in math before the bell rang and she rushed to room 214 and he saved a seat next to her. He had a big smile on his face which made her very happy and more comfortable. As she began to speak, the boy beat her to it and simply said..I met a girl this weekend and she is perfect. She was exactly his type and they hit it off right away. As he went on and on talking about this other girl, she thought to herself..what about me? I thought you liked me. Maybe she was oblivious or maybe she was getting the wrong signs from him. But they did everything together and he said she was the only girl he could ever care that much about. It was hurtful and she felt like she had to give up. As freshman and sophomore year passed, this boy had still been dating the same girl he met that weekend and the girl was still lonely, but junior year was coming and this girl was determined to get him back into her life like old times. She would do anything for him, and she would not give up until he was hers. It was not obsession it was love. She loved him for who he was and she could not just get over it. He was a senior while she was a junior and the prom was only a few weeks away. Not to be immature but to see his reaction, the girl pretended to want to go with someone else that she was good friends with but had no feelings for. She decided to tell him in math class and he did not say anything after she told him. She did not understand what he was thinking but she knew he was not too happy about it. The girl got a phone call at 11:30 one Wednesday night and her cell said best boy friend, not best boyfriend just boy that was a friend, and that’s what his name was under in her cellphone. He called her extremely upset because his girlfriend broke up with him. She thought that his head and his heart was not completely in it so she did not want to waste her time anymore. He was crushed but could not go to prom he decided to ask this girl. She said she would think about it and would have to talk to the other boy she has been talking too. Deep down this girl knew that she was definitely going to go with him no matter what so the next day she just decided to walk up to his locker and she cheerfully said yes. Prom night was only a week away so they went to the mall and got everything ready, and it seemed like they were a couple but they were still just friends. The night finally came and this girl was gracefully waiting on her porch in her rose red sparkling dress, it was beautiful. He picked her up in his convertible and gave her red roses to walk in with, with her dress. As the night went on they were slow dancing and college came up. He was leaving at the end of the summer and the girl would still be in high school. He always said he would go to college free and not have to worry about being tied down, but with this girl it was different. He wanted to be with her and only her, and it took for him to not have her in his life at all times for him to finally realize it. Even though he would be hundreds of miles away his feelings would never change. The summer began and they were together everyday, but finally that summer came to an end. He packed his bags and was on his way to a new chapter in his life. They wrote each other every week and a fast senior year went by, then came June. She was finally graduating and she would be attending the same college as this boy. It was a rocky road but in the end it was always meant to be.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Peace Quotes

"There was never a good war or a bad peace."
~Benjamin Franklin

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."
~Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."
~John F. Kennedy

"Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous."
~George Bernard Shaw

"There is no way to peace. Peace is the way."
~A.J. Muste

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."
~Winston Churchill

Love Quotes

"I finally understood what true love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be."
(Dear John)

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it."
(A Walk to Remember)

"You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter."

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday."
(The Notebook)

"I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours."
(The Notebook)

"When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through."
(Dear John)

"Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that."
(Message in a Bottle)

"Without suffering, there'd be no compassion."
(A Walk to Remember)

"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Loves is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It dose not take offense and is not resentful. Love take no pleasure in others people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes."
(A Walk to Remember)

~Nicholas Sparks

"It's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable."
~Wizard of Oz

"If you want to be loved, love and be lovable."
~Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
~Franklin P. Jones

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds."
~William Shakespeare

Monday, May 3, 2010

Narrative 1

Over the past year I have become close with many different people that I never really talked to before. While becoming close with them and growing older a lot of things have changed and people have left, not completely just for a certain period of time. I have an older friend who went into the army when he was eighteen years old. He came home in December for Christmas and New Years but then he was sent back to Virginia. The last time I saw his face was in March for 3 days and that was the last time I would see him until he was 21 years of age.
A lot of people don’t understand why young teens force themselves into the army when it can ruin your life, or even end it for good. But I believe that if someone is willing to fight for their country and the people they love then why not love them for that. It shows their dedication and courage to the world we live in and how much better it could be.
Over Christmas break there was a falling out between two good friends of mine. They had an immature fight over something that should never ruin a friendship, but for the two weeks we were all together it almost did. It was an awkward and miserable situation for the 7 people that were only looking for a good time that turned into a drama filled vacation. It began with one girl and ended with 3 people that were alone and had no words to waste on one another. The army kid did not understand why this had to happen during the one long vacation he had to spend with the people he was the closest with, but he figured he could give them all advice and try to make the best of the situation.
In mid argument the army kid stood up and decided to almost make a toast or speech or something. He set down his phone that he was texting on and the drink he was sipping from and said I have three words for you that have meant a lot to me since the day I left for my plane to my base when my life had changed forever in just one day. He simply said, those three words are peace, love, and happiness. That is what my life consists of now. What is the point of not getting along and not working through things together? He asked a confused looking teenager sitting across the living room. You can’t always get through everything yourself, no matter how much you want to. There was no point of arguing over something that meant nothing to either of the kids anymore.
This day changed my life and the way I look at situations around me, and how I can resolve them and keep the least amount of fighting in the world around me. Just from three words I have had less drama and worry about each day ahead of me. Peace and love is the key to happiness.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Medium: Spray paint
Artist: Banksy
Location: England
"Yachats Peace"
Medium: Photograph
Artist: Unknown
Location: Yachat; seaside village on the Central Oregon Coast
"Hands of an angel"
Medium: Paint
Artist: Crystal Chakras
Location: Unknown