September 12, 2013
My Favorite Place
As I walked into the room filled with vivid colors and sweet smelling perfume, a taste of freshness and rejuvenation captured my attention. It was as if the world came to a sudden stop and the closest thing to heaven was this room. The lights created an array of scenes that suddenly became blinding. I closed my big brown eyes for a second, and opened them up again. I looked outside at the vibrant sun causing beams of light to appear on the soft green leaves. I could hear the birds singing their morning songs and dogs barking distantly. This was the start of my morning in the beautiful Virgin Islands. I left the house and went to the corner store down the street. As I entered, the smell of smoke, gasoline, and urine began to fill my nose. I looked around intensely for the cause, the reason behind this sudden aroma. My hands began to shake and my body quivered with fear as I followed the slightly unbearable scent. I ended up in a room filled with toilets covered in mold and dirt. As might be expected, I hurriedly exited the store. I decided to take a trip to the beach to get my mind off the horrific scene of the corner store. When I arrived to the beach, I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful scenery. Toucans and giant pelicans hovered over the meeting place of the slightly tan sand and the light blue, crystal clear water. The clashing of the waves and the mild wind created a misty effect over the water. Although the sand contained piles of dead, rotting leaves, the bright green palm trees brought life to the seemingly endless shore. My attention shifted and began to focus on the many smiles of the people that gave this place a feeling of love, vibrancy, and warmth. As I entered the bearably cold water, a feeling of peace overtook me and I closed my eyes. I made my way to the street where vendors sold men and women’s clothing, fresh fruits and food, and a variety of other things. As...
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