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This I Believe Essay

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This I believe
The first memory I have is seagulls. I was around two years old at the time and my family was on the board walk in New Jersey. It was summer time and the air was warm, but not hot and I can still remember the cool breeze flowing off the ocean onto the mass of people walking in between the amusement park rides. The rides are not what I remember however. It was the seagulls, they were the ones riding the real rollercoaster. All the rides simulate doing different things and making you move fast, but in reality you can’t do any of those things and you are always restricted to the will of the ride. The seagulls however could do as they pleased. They were the ones with the real freedom, the ones who could soar and glide through the air with ease. There were no metal chairs and seat belts holding them back. I can remember the feeling of the air, the aroma of the food, and the salty taste of fries, but I cannot remember any faces or rides. I was just uninterested in the park when I went there. I spent my time taking in the view of the open blue skies spread above us and wondering why we could not be as free as those seagulls were. I believed that flight was a literal representation of freedom.

The dream didn’t change. Later in life it was still around, that love for the boundless sky. As I got older I kept doing more and more to achieve my goal for that freedom. I would often climb to the top of my blue and white metal swingset and then jump off. It was great feeling the rush as the air went past me, but it was to no avail. No matter how many times I did it, or how hard I flapped my arms, I always landed and rolled onto the soft green grass just a moment after jumping off. Even with these setbacks though, I never stopped trying. I would climb to seemingly dizzying heights on trees or swing as high as I could on my blue swing, only to discover I could get no higher. Still, I was at the time satisfied with seeing other things fly. I was always fascinated by the robins that lived and nested in a tree of our yard every year. They would be there for most of the time, but when it came close to winter they would migrate just like all the other birds. I always wondered what that would be like and I was always a little disappointed to be left behind. I would wonder about why they got to fly freely and go wherever they chose and why I was always left behind and locked into the one same place. I know more about birds now, but at the time I could never understand why with such freedom those robins would still always choose to come back to the one middle of nowhere tree in our front yard. Aside from that, I had also always noticed how fast toy airplanes were. The way I saw it, you compared a toy airplane to a car. The airplane could go much faster than the car, cross any kind of terrain, and could also travel much farther on most occasions. My reasoning for all of this is that the plane obviously wasn’t held down to face the tough ground...

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