My Relationship With Literature Essay

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Everything starts somewhere. Every beat was originally just one note. Every story starts with a sentence. Every relationship with a hello. But what’s magical about this is that there is limitless potential for it to grow. My relationship with literature is a perfect example. It may have started small but grew into one of the most important things in my life.

My relationship with literature started at an early age. Some of my earliest memories are of my mother reading story books to me. I was enthralled by captivating tales of knights rescuing princesses. I was taken to worlds where caterpillars reign supreme as they eat their way to becoming a butterfly. This was the moment I fell in love with literature, a love that would follow me for the rest of my life.

You would think because of this I learned to read early. Sadly, this was not the case. I started to read on my own
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I wrote hundreds of stories. I never shared them with anyone besides my family because I didn’t think they were any good. When I was around nine, I started to appreciate music. I had always been around music growing up, but I never was astounded by what I heard. This all changed when my mom bought “Rocket to Russia” by The Ramones for me. I was immediately drawn in by the gritty guitars and rockin’ drums. At that moment I knew what I wanted to be, a punk rocker. I spent years begging my parents to buy me a guitar. That never happened so I began to write lyrics. If I couldn’t play punk I sure as hell could write it. As previously stated, I was heavily inspired by The Ramones, so naturally my lyrics were super simple. I remember one of the choruses went “I’m just here chewing gum/don’t be a bum”. That repeated eight times. That was inspired by my schools no gum policy. And as a wannabe punk rocker I naturally hated school. I know it isn’t something to be proud of but that’s the way it was. But sadly, as I delved into music, I began to despise
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