He was still there, very much present, looking at me with a slight grin on his face while flipping the pages of a magazine.
“And then? Aren’t you going to tell me what happened after you arrive at there? Don’t leave my curiosity hanging,” He said, gently pestering me to continue my story.
“There isn’t much to tell actually,” I began again, “I saw a hairy old man, wearing a monkey suit. Not your kind of suit, I suppose. In addition to that, he was also quite fat. So it was definitely not a pleasant sight.”
My hint of humor enlightened him. He chuckled, “But was that really the only thing you’ve encountered there? Tell me more, why does this place intrigue you so much?”
“Not quite. I’ll get to that, just let me finish,” I said, while trying to put myself back together. I was getting a bit weary because of the
The sound of the neighbor’s barking dog and magazine he held refreshed my memory.
“Well, you can’t help but notice how dull and filthy it was. It strikes me so much – perhaps a tad bit too much that it overwhelms my brain. You wouldn’t like the pl...
... middle of paper ...
...r him, and his sons. Somebody embroidered the doily, waters the begonia and arranges the cans. I need that. I mean, everybody does. These little actions might seem insignificant, but it’s an evidence of unconditional love. It makes you feel complete, and nothing else matters.”
It takes time for me to digest his words, and experience what he feels. How could my thoughts be so shallow? How could I be so condescending? I may be wealthier, more educated, but without a love like that, the quality of my life will always be poorer than them. They have everything that I have been living without.
Suddenly, all at once, I felt unwanted and cheated by life because of how unfair everything seemed.
“Well then, it’s simple. If somebody could love every bit of that hopeless place and that old, fat, hairy man, then somebody definitely can love you, too. Somebody loves us all.”
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “Désirée ’s Baby” is a mix feelings story. It is an intriguing, captivating, and sad short story which reflects her experience among the French creoles in Louisiana (Chopin). I used “sad”, because it shows the level of hatred the white has towards black. The story is about two two families in Louisiana: the Valmonde and the L’ Abri. The story focuses on human relationships; the lives and characters of both family members are subtly portrayed in comparison. The story tells about love, slavery, and racism.... [tags: love, slavery, racism, gender]
1838 words (5.3 pages)
- Unconditional Love My mother birthed me in twelve minutes. Mine was the seventh body to pass through her womb in ten years. She said I was born hungry and happy - a chubby smiling baby girl. I am surrounded by faces and touched by hands, cooed at and kissed. I am cradled in the tiny baby holder my dad built so that my mom could cook with me on the counter top. In the afternoons, when my older siblings come home from school, I am passed around; each takes their turn with me, trying to get me to giggle and smile.... [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
1192 words (3.4 pages)
- A Father’s Love: Unconditional or Distant. It can easily be said that the relationship between my father have, if not already- nonexistent. As a whole, we are complete polar opposites, with him being the perfect of a macho-redneck: hunting anything that flies, hops or runs, fishing, drinking beer and fishing and smelling worse than a cadaver that had been laid out for weeks in the hot sun; and me being the sophisticated and book loving person that I am. I can’t really explain why do not get along, but hopefully through this assignment, light can shine through why we as father and why this is not so. My father is Monty Hayes Coleman.... [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Father]
1152 words (3.3 pages)
- ... That are concerned with families to locate and implement support systems that can reduce and prevent family stresses and that help parents to learn coping mechanisms to face a more optimal future. Teaching families correct principles and providing them with practical skills increases their capacity to strengthen family bonds and to lead happy, productive lives. Strong families build strong individuals, and those individuals build the kind of world we all dream of. Parents who live with their children contribute to their offspring’s welfare by spending time with them and spending money on them.... [tags: development, community, children]
569 words (1.6 pages)
- To be intelligent means to be able to apply what we learned in school and use what we learned in our everyday life to achieve a goals that is sit or one that we are accomplishing without knowing. Many people think that a person is intelligent because they went to a university, got a degree, and have a good paying job, so they must be smart and know everything however thats not always true. If we would ask a teacher or professor the chances of them knowing how to fix a car are slim. So why do we think teachers are so intelligent.... [tags: Hidden Intellectualism]
862 words (2.5 pages)
- Like the Buddha, Christ regards love and unconditional friendliness as fundamental human ethics. The central notion of love and unconditional friendliness is both implicit and explicit in the Christian Bible and in the life of Jesus. Jesus explains that love is God and God is love; therefore, everything that God creates—humans, nature, animals, etc.—is love . In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches the principle of the Golden Rule, in which he discusses the importance of love through unconditional friendliness.... [tags: Buddhism, Christianity, Jesus, Nirvana]
820 words (2.3 pages)
- Mother Teresa’s Unconditional Love The book, One Heart Full of Love, is a combination of speeches and interviews featuring Mother Teresa given during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It’s very obvious to me that Mother Teresa was a very simple woman. Each of the chapters in the book covers virtually the same information. The stories discussed in her speeches were all very similar. She seemed to use the same stories but add a little different twist depending on the crowd she was addressing. I really don’t know if the “twist” was to keep the stories fresh in her mind or to appease a given congregation.... [tags: Mother Tesera Biography Charity]
958 words (2.7 pages)
- Unconditional Love in E.B. White's Charlotte's Web In fantasy like Charlotte's Web, the animals are true to their natures, yet similar to people. They think and worry and love and hurt and laugh and needle one another as people do. In Charlotte's Web, human truths of friendship and love are revealed. I strongly agree with the statement that Charlotte is truly the ideal role model of unconditional love and will support my stand by highlighting Charlotte's selfless acts, contrasting her with Templeton, showing why he is the complete opposite of her, comparing her with other models of love such as Fern, Mrs.... [tags: English Literature White Charlotte's Web Essays]
2251 words (6.4 pages)
- Unconditional Love Love is extremely precious. With all the commitments and contracts and vows made, love continues to be precious. Asha Bandele, the author of and as The Prisoner's Wife: A Memoir, realizes that no matter if she is suspended from school or divorces her husband or disappoints her parents, love will conquer and triumph over hardships and mistakes. Asha was not a deprived child growing up in New York. She was able to attend respectable schools, live in a nuclear home, and have exposure to "the arts" (25).... [tags: Papers]
1103 words (3.2 pages)
- Ten years ago, as a little girl, fairy tale was the most favourit kind of my reading. The happy ending in every fairy tale made me enjoyable very much. Sometimes, I got some meaningful lessons for myself from the story I had read. To some extent, like a fairy tale, King Lear by William Shakespeare also brings back to me the memories of those days, that is overwhelmed by the story about King and princesses. However, it is obviously not a fairy tale because of its tragic ending and its profound philosophies of life.... [tags: European Literature]
798 words (2.3 pages)