Transcendentalism: A Short Story

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Albert Einstein once stated, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” I remember that quote from Jeopardy, but I never actually thought of anything of it. The category was transcendentalism and I remembered that pretty clearly because Alex Trebek was complaining about how long the word was to fit in the box. So when transcendentalism was introduced in our class, I felt a familiar wave of nostalgia hit me. I was pretty excited to start my essay, but I didn’t have time on the weekdays, so I decided to work on it during the weekend. It wasn’t until Sunday morning, the day before it was due, that I forgot to do it. I had that guilt in the back of my head and I sat straight up in my bed at around 4 am, pondering about the essay. I…show more content…
It was really cold. I checked the forecast and the forecast stated that it was going to get colder later too so I grabbed my notebook and pencil and headed out before it got worse. It was frigid cold out there. I sat on the grass, shivering, and waited. It was dark outside and I didn’t have my phone on me so the only thing that gave me light was the lamp post. There gazebo behind me and I faced an endless field that led to darkness. It was really creepy, because it was just me and the silence that surrounded me. I sprawled across the grass, staring up into the cloudless sky. My mind suddenly decided to wander. What would happen if we didn’t have clouds? Would it be a good thing or a bad thing? Clouds have the ability to signify one’s mood. Cumulonimbus clouds can make it rain and thunder. Cumulus clouds

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