The Trail of Life

Life is a strange and awkward trail that takes its hikers on a journey of a lifetime. This journey can be made more difficult or easier depending on the decisions the hiker makes, however the trail is never easy. Life is in fact the longest and hardest trail that a hiker will ever take.  When a hiker starts their hike along the path , they can choose to make their own path or follow a path already laid in front of them. This brand new path might end up not going anywhere, it might end up leading to another already beaten path, or it might become its own brand new path for others to follow.

The trail is a difficult one where hikers must be able to overcome obstacles such as boulders, rivers, mountains, etc. Life is exhausting and is not easily traversed. Many hikers become confused on the trail and don’t know where they are at, however as long as they continue on their path they will find out where they are going eventually. The secret to the trail called Life is to just put one foot in front of the other and you will find your way. Just keep going,


The Power of Music

Music flows through my ears and into my eyes to create the most wonderful images. I find that the most creative worlds come into existence when listening to music. It lets me see into the brightest and darkest places and walk through them with amazement. Music becomes the physical representation of our subconscious and we get to sit back and enjoy the wonders that are created. Listening to music creates a satisfying array of objects no matter what genre. Each creates their own worlds, with each song molding the world to fit the mood. Music is powerful, it is a world building tool within our minds that we can use to escape our own. When I watch music, I can either see what the artist is trying to convey, or I can create my own interpretation. Music is like modern art, you have to use your imagination to create the masterpiece before you. However, with music you create the painting with your mind while someone else gives you the tools to use. This is the power of Music. Build your world.

Like a Bird

“Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to be a bird and to just be able to fly around the world and see everything?”

“You do realize that birds go on the same migratory adventure every year, right? They don’t go all around the world.”

“Well, they still see a lot more of the world than I do.”

“That’s true. However, you don’t leave your house very much to begin with. I mean I could walk down the street and see more of the world than you ever have.”

“I get out of the house!.. Sometimes.”

“Look, do you want to go out and see the world or just sit in your house all day, everyday.”

“Can’t I have both?”

“How are you supposed to do both?”

“I’ve read stories of moving houses. I could make one of those.”

“But, you won’t even exit your house to make one of them.”

“I can figure out a way to build the moving house from in here.”

“You know if you weren’t in bed all the time, you might not be so pale, or sick all the time.”

“Well maybe if I wasn’t crippled I could get out of bed.” *eyes start to tear up*

“Yeah, you’re right. But, I can always carry you around town”

“The sun burns my skin though.”

“It does that to everyone.”

“I wish I had feathers like a bird so that it wouldn’t burn.”

“I do too. But, I will take you anywhere in the world.”

“That’s really sappy to say.”  *giggle*

“You are my daughter, so most things I say are sappy.”

“I love you Dad.”

“I love you too sweetie.”

The Crush

Jaycee walks into the dark room with flashing lights and loud music. She wonders whether or not she should be here. “Wanna drink?” a guy asks.

“I don’t really like to drink. Sorry.”

“Then why are you here.” The guy walks away and Jaycee starts to think very seriously about why she came to this party, but whatever it is has left her mind. As she walked around the house wading through people and trying to deal with the smell of alcohol she finally saw the reason that she had come to the party.He was wearing a plaid shirt and black jeans. His brown hair was mid length and puffed out over his glasses. A red solo cup in his hand, he was the sole reason that Jaycee had even thought about coming to this party. Next to him, to her horror, was a girl that he was talking to and they seemed to enjoy each others company.

“Maybe I should just go.” Jaycee thought to herself. She started to make her way across the room, “Hey Jaycee, I didn’t know you were?” She turned around to see none other than the annoying Nick. “I’ve never seen you at a party before, otherwise I would’ve asked if you wanted to come.”

“I go to parties all the time. I just came here to see if it was gonna be a good party is all.” It was a total lie and she knew it. She just hoped that Nick would buy it.

“Good to know! I’ll invite you to the next party that I throw.”

Wait did he just say that he was throwing this party? He never seemed to talk to anyone in class. Jaycee was shocked but, at least he bought it and didn’t think that this was her first ever party. Even though it definitely was. She continued to walk towards the door to exit the party, but couldn’t shake the feeling that she at least needed to say hi to her crush. Courage brewing within her, she turns around and begins to go back to where she saw him. As she draws near to her destination she notices that he is no longer there. Where did he go? She begins to panic with the thought of him and that girl she saw him with girl doing something together.

She calms herself down in order to continue her search for ‘Him’. As the search continues, it appears to her that he might’ve left the party already. Not sure what to do, Jaycee starts panicking again. All the people around her are having a good time, drinking, dancing, and talking. “Hey, what are you doing here?” Its something she’s been hearing a lot tonight and its kind of getting annoying.

“I’m here to have a good time.” She turns around with the fake smile that she’s been wearing all night. “Oh, h-hey Erick how’s it going?” It turns out that Erick is her crush and that girl he was talking to earlier isn’t with him… Good.

“I’m having a great time! Are you, because you seem kind of stressed out.” Oh no, he saw through me.

“No I’m- I’m fine.”

“Alright, just making sure.”

“So… Are you here alone?” Jaycee asked.

“No, I’m came with a group of people. I think that we’re going to stay for awhile, but Carly really wants to leave.”

“Who’s Carly?” Jaycee asked very nervously. The last thing she wanted to hear was that it was his girlfriend or something.

“Carly’s a friend, well more like an acquaintance because I don’t really know her very well. I don’t know. She keeps trying to take her back to her place, but I don’t really wanna leave. I’m having too much fun.” said Erick.

“It’s good that you stayed. I mean you should do what you want to do and not something that someone tries to make you do.”

“Yeah, you’re right and I’m glad I stayed.”

“So- do you wanna dance or something?”

“Yeah, sure!”

The two start dancing when Carly scoots by some people and walks up to Erick.

“Hey, Erick… Who’s this?”
“This is my friend Jaycee. Jaycee this is Carly.”

The two glare at each other.

“Well Erick I think you should come and see what’s going on over here.” Carly says still glaring at Jaycee.

“Actually, I think I’ll stay right here. Besides I thought you wanted to leave.”

Carly storms away while Jaycee’s heart races. Did he just say that he would rather be with me than her? The two talk for a little while longer.

“Well, I’m getting kind of tired. Can I get your number before I head home?”

“Yeah, sure it’s XXX-XXX-XXXX.”

“Cool, thanks! Well see yeah.”

Success! Jaycee just got to spend time with her crush. Good thing she didn’t leave the party earlier. Wow, not many people are still at the party. Jaycee and Erick must’ve been talking for a long time. She decides to leave. Her phone rings. It’s a text from a random number. “Hey it was nice talking to you. We should hangout sometime.”

Her heart jumped. She replied. “Totally! When’s a good time for you.”

Tonight could not have gone any better.