This I Believe

Nicolle - Berkeley, California
Entered on August 22, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: hope, nature, peace

This is from my daughter, Nicolle, age 12 and this is what she believes:

I am a girl who runs and reads and swims…

I wonder, does color exist?

I hear the ocean…

I see the Eiffel Tower…

I want to go to Paris…

I am Nicolle…

I pretend to swim down deep in the ocean…

I feel the quiet fog on an early morning in Paris…

I touch the rough bark of a tree…

I worry that the Day After Tomorrow will come true…

I cry about life sometimes…

I am Nicolle…

I understand that hundreds of people die each day…

I say world peace is important…

I dream about the future…

I try not to be scared of silly things…

I hope we can help victims of Hurricane Katrina…

I am Nicolle and this I believe.