Two Places Compare and Contrast

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Compare and Contrast Essay
Two places that are special for me but in different ways.
Everyone has their secret places they go or places to just get away or for advice, once in awhile. I am not anyway different from anyone else, as I also have my secret place where I go when I need some privacy or just thirsting for advice. One of my places is the lake in the wintertime. There I can escape from the everyday mess and can think rationally or just soul search. The lake is located about five miles from my house; it has beautiful views as well as total silence in the winter. The lake water is some of the bluest I have ever seen and some of the choppiest in the wintertime. I visit the lake in the winter due to the fact that it is not busy with the energy of all the people that come during the other months. I go to mostly just get away from the hustle and bustle of work and the city. The quietness is very peaceful and soothing to me. It is nice to hear the waves hitting the mountain walls that surround the lake. I normally don’t stay long, but just long enough to know there is still this great place left, where I can think and reflect on me and my thoughts. My second place is long missed, for it is not here anymore. It was going to my grandfather’s house for advice. He was like the wise man that you read about in storybooks or fairytales. I could always go to him and he would always have the answers for me, no matter what the question might have been. This place was the better of the two. As opposite as to going to the lake, this place was usually loud as he was a man that talked loud. So going to his house was always a treat for me and I always walked away with the answer I needed or the thoughts and feelings I wooed for. This place is missed very much, but not lost. It will always be with me in my heart as long as I am here. The second place is better than the first, but seeing how he is not here anymore, the first reflects on the second. I go to the lake more now;...
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