By Jimmy Ganosis ’23:
My adrenaline is rushing;
I feel a fear that I have never felt.
My father takes my hand.
We are then swooped up like a mother picks up a newborn child.
The icy cold temperatures make me shiver to my heart’s core;
The wind whips my face making it unable for me to see.
Suddenly, I’m on the ground.
I see a long journey ahead of me that I am now vested in.
I turn to see a beautiful landscape filled with an abundance of evergreens and crystal white snow.
I lose sight of my father as he decides to pursue his venture before I sum up the courage.
People whiz past me as I go down, like molasses would a tree.
I soon have the realization that all my pent-up fear and anxiety was for naught.
I soon gain speed feeling I am ready to challenge myself;
I feel as if I could take on any challenge man or God could put before me.
I have no fear.
I catch up to my father and soon surpass him.
But then, out of nowhere…I fall.
All of my anxiety and fear comes rushing back.
I am scared.
I now feel as if I cannot finish my journey.
I get up realizing that I must finish, or I would feel ashamed, for I was unable to achieve my task.
I get back up.
After readjusting myself and regaining what seemed to be the last of my courage, I continued on.
I am soon to finish my journey.
I see the bottom.
I see the lodge.
I see as my father as he is awaiting my arrival.
I can see the pride my father has in my accomplishments.
I glide with excitement as we return to the ski lift and attempt a new venture on a more rigorous trail.
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