Thursday, December 4, 2014

Exploration 8 From Bryson

"The first day of junior year had arrived. Walking into that school looked the same as it did on every first day of school. The parking lot was filled with cars, it was warm and early enough that you could watch the sun rise behind the school (I had only noticed cause I hadn’t been up early enough all summer to see the sun rise anyway). The walk into the building was the same as always the school was big, was made of tan brick, long in structure, and always had the American flag blowing in the breeze out front. All of the students walked in with their new outfits, clean shoes, and brand new backpacks. The girls had their hair done perfectly and the guys had fresh new haircuts, everyone trying to impress on the first day. Our principal of Olentangy Orange High School—Mr. Meyer, stood right out front walkie-talkie in hand greeted each student with a nice warm “welcome back.” I was not excited to be there, I didn’t have the same feeling I did the previous years, and I didn’t know why other than I was nervous for the amount of work and my new classes. Having in the back of my mind that I wanted to be a doctor I decided to take some advanced science classes, which were considered to be the toughest AP (Advanced Placement) classes in the school. My class schedule consisted of: AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP chemistry, Pre-Calculus, and Art I. All of my friends and close classmates thought I was insane to be taking that many hard classes at once, they all thought it would be impossible to balance. Little did I know that in the end, they would be right." 
-- I chose this paragraph because I think that my description and sensory details are exceptional in this paragraph. 

"The headache became a reoccurrence, I would be sitting there in class and once the pain started all I wanted to do was close my eyes and sleep—so I did. Sleeping in class wasn’t right for many reasons it was rude to my teacher, embarrassing to myself, and frankly not comfortable. Because my headaches did not go away I started just leaving school to go home and go back to bed. However, by doing this I fell significantly behind in my classes, and began failing. I couldn’t take this anymore so I went to my mom and told her about the headaches. I was so nervous to tell my mom about this and that I had fallen behind in class, I was so scared that she would be disappointed in me and think I was making excuses because I was too lazy to do the work, and I told her that (I was scared to tell her about it for that reason). Till this day I will never forget what she said, “Bryson, you are my son I love you more than you could possibly ever imagine. I am so sorry that you ever thought that, you should be able to come to me with anything. A mother’s love is unconditional and I want more than anything to help you in anyway I can, not just now but your entire life. Your health and wellbeing is more important than anything else and that is always the top priority.” When she said this to me I had such a huge feeling of relief come over me and I felt for the first time in a long time that it was okay to want different things than what my mother would expect, and that it was okay to fail at things that it was just a learning experience." 
--I chose this paragraph, because it highlights my weakest point in the story and then the realization that I came to after experiencing my failure.

This is a video clip from a movie called "Olympus Has Fallen". This clip is the president giving a speech at the end of the movie talking about the issues and how the nation will overcome them. Even though this is a made up speech and movie I have always liked this clip because of the speech. It is such a powerful well written speech and honestly one of the best speeches I've ever heard and what I would consider an even better speech than some of President Barack Obama. Words and speeches are so powerful and can affect an audience and change so many things, just by how you speak, the tone, the sentence format, and the individual words themselves. I consider this to be a very powerful speech. 


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  2. Very long and detailed post Apple! I thoroughly enjoy the movie Olympus Has Fallen. The speech was nice too. Definitely better than Obama. :)

  3. Olympus has fallen was a great movie i think that was great video to share! I would agree with you completely about the Obama idea. That speech truly stands out from the rest of the movie. Good job!


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