Personal Narrative Essay: A Walk At Highland Park

analytical Essay
776 words
776 words

My walk along Highland Park surrounded by with the water’s quiet flow that moves through the land, separating the two sides that were once connected. The waterfowl escape the heat of the sun by swimming happily with the current and in the process, diving to catch lunch. Trees are scattered all over the grass, soaring high above the ground creating homes for those who live by the sky. The dirt, leaves, bark, and water create the smell best classified as Earth, enriched by the uprooted trees from Mother Nature’s wrath. An old giant lay across the water connecting the two sides once again, similarly to the synthetic bridge conveniently located before the trees begin to hug the road.
On the other side, when I entered the solitude of the trees, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Describes their walk along highland park surrounded by the water's quiet flow that moves through the land, separating the two sides that were once connected.
  • Analyzes how the solitude of the trees exemplifies human expansion. manufactured luxuries intrude upon the historic home of wildlife.
  • Describes how birds sing the songs of the wild as if oblivious to the destruction and loss of habitat. machines roll in cleaning the damage from mother nature's fit.
  • Analyzes how transportation creates an obliviousness to the true nature of their environments, walking opens a world of unknown features and destinations that would otherwise remain unseen.
  • Explains that just as man destroys nature, nature also expands by conquering what does not belong to them. the circle created by mother nature is simple: birth, survival, and death.
  • Explains that humans take and destroy to benefit an inadequacy in the space already conquered, so they set out for more. nature dissolves into what used to be spacious greenness and the natural world.

Insects crawl, busy gathering food, skirting footsteps, and scrambling over debris. Squirrels climbing the trees for safety from my trespassing, pause their frantic movements until the outsider passes. The wind shifts direction, the sound of machinery begins to play, the wildlife flees. I hear the snapping of limbs crack loud enough to silence all that’s around. Machines roll in cleaning the damage from Mother Nature’s fit. Saws make limbs shorter, more manageable, and chippers shred them to bits. Trucks and machines disrupt the peace and neutrality of the surroundings, polluting the oxygen with colorless odors choking the freshness from the air. Moving with the current in the opposite direction, the air becomes cleaner and the noises soften to hushed tones of clean …show more content…

Manufactured buildings, transportation, and innovations need room to grow, humans expand by conquering what does not belong to them. Storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires are nature’s way of taking it back, of starting fresh. The circle created by Mother Nature is simple: birth, survival, and death. Both nature and humans start with birth, survival is encompassed with growth and discovery, death is removal of the old and decaying for a new birth, and so the cycle repeats. Just as humans give life to future generations, nature gives life to new species. New generations create new discoveries, regrowth freshens the air and life of the once destroyed. The beginning sets the path for what is to come, what is to be discovered, what is to be destroyed, and what is to, eventually, be

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