WARNING: TO WHOEVER IS READING THIS, IF YOU MUST BLINK, DO IT NOW
Seeing as this is possibly my last full academic week in the 16 Plus School I thought of killing the reader of this reflection with some of the funniest stories he or she has ever heard. But thinking it over I decided to be serious. So, instead of the reader going like “Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha” at the end of this reflection, he or she is hopefully going to be like “Awwwwww”.
So thinking about my stay in the 16 plus school, I can compare it to a man walking through a tunnel. A fine tall athletic man. Walking through this tunnel he meets a bunch of things, both pleasurable and distasteful.
He or she has to be careful where he or she has to step so as not to fall into a ditch and try to be quiet so as not to attract those things that don’t like noise. (Head of School). Now he is going to need guidance whether it is a torch to allow you see clearly or a nagging voice in your head constantly reminding you to do certain things- like your reflection (Admin Babes esp. Ms. Tonia)
Now you are nearing the end of the tunnel and there is a lot of light blinding you. Thankfully there is also this big guy, who walks with three legs, who can shield your eyes from the rays of light and keep you on the right track ( AJ Boy). As you continue on the journey out of the tunnel your eyes start to adjust to the intensity of the light. You start getting restless and you start jumping so high and you are about to hit you head against the tunnel but there is another big guy who lambasts you to the back to the ground (Dr C.). When you come back down to earth, he gives you a reassuring smile and you realize that he has just saved your life. Now I’m at the end of the tunnel. Even the journey through the tunnel is rough, I will still miss a lot of things in it especially the people. Now this man is out of the tunnel and he looks out to the world and he knows he is ready to take it.
Thus man is me.
Now I am sitting here, writing this beautiful reflection, should I send it? Is it too much? But if I don’t send it, I would be depriving the world on a literary masterpiece. So I click Send.
– Adebayo Temitope, Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A