AP English Literature and Composition
5 October 2010
My Very First Driving Experience (Prompt #2)
My car slows as it approaches a stoplight. I take this opportunity to allow my mind to become occupied with my surroundings: the bright fierce red of the traffic light, the brilliant blue sky with its distant clouds, and the mass of angry people due to the amount of traffic. The four corners of the intersection are filled with people who are preoccupied with their fast-paced lives to notice the little situations, such as small animals and anxious cars awaiting the traffic light. My thoughts passionately put all of the information that my mind has gathered from the intersection in control. Sitting in the front seat of a car, for my first time, I’m in fear. I feel as if I am going to pass out at any moment. My mind eagerly involves itself by occupying my surroundings .The office workers, too busy to pay attention to the life that surrounds them, catch my eyes first. They seem to be uninterested, to start at one location and go to another. They pay little attention to any detail unless it has to do with them. I chuckle at the controlled behavior of these robots. Once my mind has come to a conclusion about the workers, this small little squirrel sitting on its hind legs eating a juicy apple catches my attention. Sitting there on the corner of the intersection, minding its own business, the squirrel devours the apple. Once done with its apple the squirrel throws the core to the side and remains there for a bit. My mind temporarily comes out of its elapsed period and I wonder if this squirrel is examining me carefully, too. It moves a bit then stops; then again moves continuing until it can no longer move its neck. A 1996 Ford Mustang next to my car revs its engine and my mind loses interest in the squirrel and moves to the cars next to and opposite of me. There are two cars, a BMW and an old pickup truck. You...