Perfectly Content

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a short description about a place where I'm perfectly content.

Submitted: December 13, 2014

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Submitted: December 13, 2014

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  I am perfectly content surrounded by a sanctuary of animals. It can be the animals and I, without another human soul around. This sanctuary is at my great grandmother’s house. This is where my inner-peace shines. This is my utopia. This is where light shines, as if seen at the end of a tunnel. All around, I witness goats, dogs, cats, ducks, and other various types of animals. My great grandmother had them all. Enclosed with life, air, and the coolness of the sky, I am free. My sanctuary of animals, this is where I can come to escape my problems. Here, I can be myself and experience harmony like a flutist fluidly playing his instrument. Native American Sitting Bull was correct in stating, “Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.”

I have always loved animals and the way they make noises and communicate with their own sounds. When I am around animals, it feels like I understand every single chirp, purr and murmur that comes out of their little beaks and mouths. The nostalgic memory this reminds me of. When my dog was alive and well, I would love how he would plant his minuscule paw on my hand. It felt like we were two peas in a pod. When he would look into my eyes, the solemn mood would change as if bursts of joy came pouring down like rain. His boisterous bark was always heard at the most inconvenient times; while everyone whilst asleep and in their dreams.

 I have always had a connection with animals. As a young child, I would beg my mom to pick up whatever stray animal we would pass along the road. I would visit my great grandmother’s house eager to play with the farm animals. I am reminded of a Nickelodeon kids show named “The Wild Thornberrys.” Eliza, the main character, could communicate with animals and she had a pet chimpanzee that she affectionately treated as a faithful companion. Eliza was always traveling through the wild encountering various types of animals such as gorillas and giraffes. She confided in the animals she came across.

Because of my experiences at my great grandmother’s farm, when I became a teenager, I became a vegetarian to express my love for animals in a different way. At this memorable moment, I finally became aware of the notion that all animals deserve to live a life full of warmth and love. It is our duty as walkers of the earth to provide and nourish for them on their path called life. Life without nourishment is meaningless and inconsequential. Food may nourish our bodies, but not our hearts. When I am surrounded by creatures of earth big and tall alike, I am nourished. My heart is overrun with emotions that flood its arteries. I am happy.

An environment that contains animals is very enriching and meaningful to me. Being at my loving great grandmother’s farm revealed that to me. All in all, being surrounded by animals is what makes me exuberant. It is love in its simplest form. Oprah Winfrey describes it perfectly when she states, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Animals are my passion and they do excite me, but I would have never known this had it not been for my great grandmother. As animals display tenderness, warmth, and kindheartedness, they can turn a sorrow day into a bright one, and make a normal day a better one. Just as Winston met in the golden country in the book “1984” to find his happiness, I will meet in a country of animals to find mine.

 

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