Dafna - Great Neck, New York
Entered on March 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: hope
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I opened my bed cover to get into bed. I don’t know why it came to mind, but that night I just started to think about life. It wasn’t anything specific but life in general. As I got into about 10 minutes of thinking about it, it all seemed so unreal to me. Something so simple like a flower blooming, to another that is very complicated like the human brain. What amazed me the most was the way all of these things began at just one cell.

I also thought about the human life itself. The way we communicate or our ability to do different things. One person could have the ability to kick a soccer ball really far out while another person can get strait A+ on his or her report card. What also caught my attention was the way everyday in our life can be so different. One day you can have the time of your life but the next day, BAM!, something horrible comes at you. Even though you may be sad, you can move on while learning from it too. A while ago after coming home from a vacation with my family, we found out that my aunt was diagnosed with lupis. This is a disease that is different for everyone. To some people it may be deadly, it could just be something that stays with you until you pass away, or you can get fully cured [very rare]. Also, this disease doesn’t affect just one certain area of your body, but it is different for everyone. My family and I found out that my aunt’s lupis effected many places of her body. We all got very scared at this idea, but thankfully we found out it wasn’t deadly, and today she is 98 percent cured. This situation showed me that there is always hope and you must have faith in anything that you do.

I started to get a little sleepy until I began to question what life would be like in the future. I thought of where everyone will be. Underwater?, Mars?. I felt like it all seemed so complicated now, but I was sure in the future it would seem normal. The way we think of today’s technology; T.V., computer, cell phones… In the past, people had to send mail by foot, but now we can drive or even do it through the computer. I think it’s very incredible of our ability to build up on our past and make the future.

I believe that life is amazing!