Chapter 5: A Mile Worth of Wishes
Diary entry 4 :
You know you hate school when gym is your favorite class. And I’m not afraid to say it, “I hate school!” To be honest, I sometimes contemplate whether of not it’s even a good thing to spend almost half of your life in school, occasionally I even consider dropping out at times. But whenever I think of my parents, my sisters, the “stupid” idea, simply vanishes. No matter how much I despise school, I just can’t bring myself to disappoint them, or myself.
Life is nothing but a big, painful and wonderful game. Winning the game will leave you with success and great achievement; while losing the game will result in you being a poor masochistic bastard. I know suckish right? Just like a game, if you pick all the right steps, then you will wind up a winner, but if the steps are chosen, then you’ll most likely lose yourself. There are also those people who never even venture forward! So please, can someone pass me the dice?
“Madeline, are you going to dress out today?” I asked as she struggled with her gym locker. “Here let me help.” I said, taking a hold of the lock.
“Thanks Casey!” I opened her locker and saw her staring at me. “Well don’t you look precious!” She complimented as she hugged me.
I laughed as the shock of the sudden hug wore off. “What am I, a five year old?” I asked jokingly.
She giggled at that. “Yup, you’re my cute little five year old sister.” She pulled out her gym uniform and walked to the changing place in the girl’s locker room. “You could have waited for me ya know! Next time let’s go change together!” She yelled at me sarcastically.
“Alright fine, I’ll wait for you next time!”
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“Alright now, here’s what you’re gonna do!” Coach Morris hollered to all the students sitting on the gym floor. “We’re going to go outside to the track and you’re going to walk three times around the track. Now everyone get up and go outside.”
We sluggishly picked ourselves up and walked out to the track. At a mildly fast rate we commenced to walk around the track. I reached into my pocket and pulled out my Ipod, and began to listen to my favorite song, “Tonight, Tonight”. As I reached half or the first lap, I began to quietly sing aloud.
“Oh my gosh, Casey’s singing! This is truly a once in a life time chance.” I immediately stopped singing. “No, no. Please don’t stop singing, you have such a beautiful voice.” Rosetta said as she pulled me into a lung crushing hug. “Keep singing, this is the first time I’ve ever heard you sing.”
Well that was true. “I love singing and writing songs, I just don’t like singing in public…” I smiled at her frowning face. “Alright fine, I’ll sing.” I once again began to sing, and sung until we finished all three laps, feeling a strange warm and pleasant feeling. I wish I could sing in front of everyone without being shy.
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