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Thursday, August 21, 2014
LWA Antics
Follow your imagination
By Amber Garrick
Amber Garrick

Approaching Lawrence Woodmere Academy’s February break I dreaded the humdrum routine of late night television and endless snacking. Although the first day or two is heavenly compared to school, it does become tiring. But what if you could go anywhere you pleased, with no monetary restrictions? I asked a few peers this very questions and despite their reluctance to be named they permitted me to share their quotes.

“Honestly, I still wouldn’t go anywhere; I’d rather hang out with my friends partying.”

“You’d find me on the beach some place, I need to get tan!”

“Anywhere? And I don’t have to pay? Well, I want to go to the Oscars and where a million dollar gown.”

As teenagers, much of our fun comes from just hanging with friends. Without them around the most exciting and exotic adventures can seem lacking.

Now you may be wondering, what’s my take on all this? My dream vacation could never be found in this world. As an avid fan of works such as “Alice and

Wonderland” and the Harry Potter series of books you can imagine that I am partial to the impossible.

I’ve found my ultimate vacation, my world, in my writing. A place where I truly can be free of monetary and realistic limits. I can create my own castle with more hidden doors than J.K. Rowling could depict. “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t,” Lewis Carroll wrote. So you see with a mind like mine, I could never quite pinpoint my world.

At this point you’re probably wondering what is the point of this article. Allow me to explain. For those who are preparing for vacations, or wishing for them; who can’t afford them or have postponed them; you’re mind is never too expensive. Write down your deepest fantasies, read an unrealistic book. Allow yourself the pleasure of escaping everyday stresses of life. Find a vacation spot among your thoughts and you’ll be grateful for it in the long run.

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