The Importance Of Peace In Silence

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. -Desiderata In September 2013 I met a very kind and friendly boy walking home from a synagogue service one Friday night; for the purpose of this essay, I am going to name him Stanley. Despite his shyness, Stanley started conversation with me and we discussed how lovely the weather was that night. In a very short space of time we grew to become great friends. I loved his company and the comfort I felt when around him. In December 2013, during our summer vacation, we both went away on the same summer camp. We would spend hours that felt like minutes just sitting and talking. Many of my friends started to notice and confronted me by asking what was…show more content…
We continued speaking everyday with more and more interest in each other’s lives. He wanted to know in detailed description how my day was as I did his. We began sharing personal information and secrets with each other that neither one of us would ever share with another human being. My crush grew to a form of love: young love. He became my best friend. During the course of camp I would choose to be with him over almost anything. One dark night we were sitting on a bench alone; just the two of us. Above us were the most beautiful and memorizing sky full of stars. We suddenly stopped speaking and just stargazed. He looked over at me with his gleaming and love struck eyes and said: “Tash I know this is quite obvious but I have very strong feelings for you...” One thing led to the next and he kissed me. I was booming with emotions- I felt my heart do a dance and so much joy. However there was something not right. I felt happy but not
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