Analysis Of Bless Me Ultima

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Nature is a mother, a force, an inspiration, and a guide to many. People who find themselves lost from struggles of every kind can look at nature and find a peace that exudes from it. In Rudolfo Anaya’s book, Bless Me Ultima, Antonio finds beauty and serenity in nature through the guidance of Ultima. Meeting Ultima for the first time created a new outlook on nature for Antonio. He speaks about Ultima with admiration saying, “Her eyes swept the surrounding hills and through them I saw for the first time the wild beauty of our hills and the magic of the green river (Anaya 12).” I felt a similar shift in perspective because of my grandmother. Every year since I was a toddler, my grandparents, my mom, and I have taken an annual trip to King’s River…show more content…
I wasn’t even outside but I could feel the warm glow the sun was projecting all across the campsite. It seemed as if the first three days were gloomy and dreary, but when the sun on the fourth day arose, it washed away the heartache I had felt. I headed out of the trailer and went straight to the river. I walked to the edge, where my feet barely touched the icy water, and I felt a sense of tranquility emanate from the river. I felt as if the whole place had transformed and was back to being the place I loved the most. That day, when we went out on the boat, I went wakeboarding for the first time without my grandma. While I was up on the board and cutting through the wake of the boat, it didn’t feel like the boat was the one pulling and guiding me, it felt like the river was pushing and leading me. It was always nice to receive the reassurance from my grandma after wakeboarding, but this time I received it from my surroundings. The trees that were already three times the size of me, seemed to stand even taller as I glided past them on the river. The sun encouraged me with its brightness and warmth, and the River revitalized me with its powerful currents. The next three days passed by with ease, I no longer needed to reminisce of what my trips used to be like. Instead, I could be present in the moment, surrounded by the beautiful natural

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