"Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having their legs off, and then being condemned for being a cripple." Where Do We Go From Here 1967.
Today I plan on finishing my first narrative paragraph and doing my second narrative paragraph, I hope to have both at about 300-400 words
Today I plan on writing a narrative paragraph, tomorrow i will focus on where the paragraphs will be at, and then I will continue as the week progresses
“I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.”
-Henry David Thoreau-
Money and work had an interesting way to it, Thoreau explained in this section that people that are smart and reasonable with their resources it will come back to them. I thought that Thoreau was trying to prove that money isn't all that it's cracked up to be, meaning money isn't always as important as many other people believe that it is, I believe that through living the way you want, freely and simply, you are able to be enlightened by simple and easy things.
When you put down all the material things and think about life openly and objectively, then you'll be able to possibly think as Thoreau did. When he spoke to one of his acquaintances about traveling he said, “I wonder that you do not lay up money; you love to travel; you might take the cars and go to Fitchburg today and see the country." But I am wiser than that. I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot. I say to my friend, Suppose we try who will get there first. The distance is thirty miles; the fare ninety cents."
"That is almost a day's wages. I remember when wages were sixty cents a day for laborers on this very road. Well, I start now on foot, and get there before night; I have travelled at that rate by the week together. You will in the meanwhile have earned your fare, and arrive there some time tomorrow, or possibly this evening, if you are lucky enough to get a job in season. Instead of going to Fitchburg, you will be working here the greater part of the day.” Thoreau was smarter to know that if you think about where u want to go and how long it will take you to get there whether by walk or by fare, you have to think about which will be a better way for you.
Your heart will lead you to wonderful people especially when you love that Someone so much that your willing to take it to the next level. From walks in the park to dates ending with happiness and laughter, my oldest sister Angela and my now brother-in-law Omar were a perfect fit for each other, after a long while of rising romance they finally decided to bring the next step forward. They decided that it was time to tie the knot. 2006 was the year that they got married, in the church that my family had co-founded together. That day was momentous and truly wonderful. I can remember when they said there vows, with tears in their eyes and love in their hearts, they eagerly said I do. My sister looked very beautiful with her magnificent white gown with glitter at the corner of her eyes and on her shoulders, and her veil entangled in her small hair bun, and my brother-in-law with his tailored white dress suit and tie. Everything was wonderful, and everyone on both sides of the family were excited and approving of the couple.
life and death go hand and hand,Especially if a loved elder is at an older age and feels it's time that they go back to be with God. from vast trips to the hospital, staying multiple days at a time to see what issue you'd have next and get it resolved, until you finally just say, why do I continue to torture myself? In November of 2008 my great grandmother Rosa Lee Reid Finally decided that she was tired of going to the hospital to find that she had more issues and tired of getting tubes put into all kinds of places in her body, so she asked the doctor to "pull the plug" and with that the doctor notified my family that she decided to leave us. The night that my siblings and I found out that my great grandmother passed, we were devastated. I remember my mother telling us, you know when you go to the hospital and they stick all these tubes in your arm and in your nose and it's very uncomfortable, well your GG, she just didn't want to feel that pressure and un-comfortability. That night sticks in my mind even today, it's still hard to remind myself that she's not here. Over the next few days while my family planned here funeral, I knew that I had to attend, my two other siblings closest to her weren't as sure to go. While I looked at the bronze casket I could feel an energy that I never felt before, that's when I knew that she was going to be with god and she was stronger than ever. While I walked to pay my last respect to her I greeted my father, grandmother, and grandfather who were in the front row of the church, they truly appreciated that at least one of my fathers children had come to see there great grandmother and pay there respect.My great grandmother was a caring, wise, and gentle woman, she wasn't afraid to tell you how she felt because she knew that what she had to say would most likely put you in your place, we all listened to her constantly because her words were one of the most intellectually astonishing to us, we would listen for minutes to hours on end, she would talk about stories of her life, and stories of my grandmother and great aunt and uncles lives, which were most definitely astounding to me. It helped to here her seek her wisdom because I learned a lot of important things that define me today, but like I said before life and death go hand in hand, it's a two way street, and you cannot become upset when your day comes because that just means the beginning stages of your adventure have just finished and its on to the next beautiful one.