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A Random Life Essay

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The only thing that indicated that it was winter was the incredibly low temperature and unmerciful wind that would punish anyone who wasn't wearing several layers of thick clothes. Marko was one of those people, but he wasn't freezing because he forgot to put on clothes, he was freezing because he didn't have any. He wore a torn shirt with a thin patched up jacket and pants that looked like they were made from paper. It was winter time in New York and things didn't appear to get better. The wind was ruthlessly slapping Marko around. Marko has lost all his strength and at this point has fallen to the ground, as he has already developed a severe case of hypothermia. Right before his eyes, Marko's world was disappearing and the only thing keeping him alive was the picture of his little sister.Marko Petrovic, from the city of Subotica in Serbia was a young lawyer who just had a streak of luck. He managed to obtain a work visa for the USA and nothing could go better for him. At the age of thirty he was considered a young attorney and a bright future was ahead of him because he was heading for the law capitol of the world: New York. Ever since he was a kid he admired New York City in newspapers, books, television and every time the city appeared bigger and better. The city was not just a city; it was a symbol of success and his dream. He wasn't from a poor family but he never traveled in an airplane before in his life. His father, who died one year before he graduated from the University of Law, was a very conservative and religious man who didn't believe in modern technologies. Airplanes were in this category, even though they have been existing for almost a century. The roaring airplane engines of World War II bombers always used to invade Marko's mind. He was in a plane like that and the wind was blowing harder, the engines sound getting higher. It was descending at such speed that Marko's organs moved out of their place. The ground was visible and getting nearer and nearer.Marko opened his eyes and realized that they still didn't take off. He wasn't in an old airplane from 1942. But he was in a new Boeing 747 still being refueled in the airport of Belgrade. Marko didn't like anything about airplanes. He didn't like the seats, nor the service, and also he hated the food but most of all he hated the fact that the only way for an airplane to move was to fly. The flight would last eleven hours, and Marko new that those eleven hours would seem like eleven days. He was impatient, looking around, sweating and making sure nothing around him was damaged. He wouldn't like a broken breathing mask or seat belt if the plane started falling towards the ocean. There was no way he could survive this flight, no way. Next to him was a pregnant woman reading a book about giving birth and tips that could help the birth process easier. Normally Marko would pay much attention to this, but at this point all of his senses were extremely heightened and everything he saw,...

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