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Memoir Dicle Yalcin Essay

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Dicle YalçınAlexander Best11IDecember 18, 2007Just the Way You LookIt was dark outside when I was sitting in my room hearing the sound of the peace that was dripping. I had been thinking about our last year of spending together in high school and his graduation, remembering what I had told him that I would be there for him. Noticing that I kept my promise well, and still doing so. There was a song playing low."Some day, when I'm awfully low, when the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you and the way you look tonight," I sang.I've always loved September. Since the day I was born.I knew about all the things my friends secretly planned for this birthday. The secret conversations, delayed meetings and the smell of hidden places that they planned to arrange... They were thrilled. I should have been exuberant. But Rafet was still not calling for at least celebrating. In my room I kept hopping with impatience. My orange dress was already ready.Maybe he is the part of the surprise! I daydreamed. Three minutes later, I was in front of the porch to get going. There I was, at the front gate of the restaurant that I was supposed to celebrate my birthday with some 'few' good friends. As I got to the second floor, the room turned into a rainbow in an instant, balloons were being thrown at my face and everyone was jubilant and singing "Happy Birthday!"Oh my God!Now the big cake was there with fifteen candles on it. Suddenly, I started to cry. One drop of joy, one drop of Rafet. I hugged my friends one by one but not Rafet since he wasn't there.After the fun started to settle down, people went home with content smiles on their faces. I was bubbling with enthusiasm but something was keep popping the balloons of happiness inside me. Soon, no one was left other than one of my best friends and I was going to stay at her house."Girls, first we need to stop by at one of my old friends'," told Ece's mother, looking at us."Sure!"Soon the car stopped and I looked around. Only a silent scream mixed with shock came out of my mouth. We were in front of Rafet's apartment."Is this some kind of joke?" I squeaked my with mouth wide open."No, it's only a coincidence, don't make it a big deal," replied Ece, ignoring me. I was already out of breath.Pull yourself together! Rafet is probably out with his friends!We stayed at Mrs. Tanoğlu for about an hour and Ece's phone rang. She looked at me uncomfortably and went to the other room to talk.Interesting…She came back after a while and whispered something to her mother."I think I forgot the keys in the car. Ece you know that it's freezing outside and you had not recovered yet." She turned to me, asking, "Honey can you quickly bring them?"Interesting…"Of course Mrs.Ertunç," I accepted, with a tone that covered my boredom.That is so the time that I need to be alone anyways. To think… About the past."Rafet shoots and...

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