"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion."~Grantland Rice
Waking up, confusion and unknown in my mind. Today is the day, the day that I have to decide. No more saying “I don’t know”, I have to know. I spend all morning sitting on the couch just thinking. I go back and forth between Milton and BBN every minute. Having to make a decision like this is one of the hardest things that you will do in your life. It is not the day to day decisions but the ones that will effect the next four years of your life. This one was particularly difficult because it was so close. Both of the schools that I was down two I would be happy going to either and besides that one was boarding and the other was not they are two vary similar schools. The experience made me realized something about deciding. I ultimately decided where I would spend the remainder of my high school career as I was walking out of the door the day of. This taught me that although I spent hours comparing, the final decider was what really felt right to me. The numbers and the data could not decide for me, I had to make the decision come from inside from what I really wanted.
This poem is about thinking back to my days at Becket and reliving them to be awakened from my dream to find myself in my busy life.
Waking up from the chirp chirp chirp of the birds
Slowly marching down the hillside buried beneath a hood
I drown out the loud noises that follow
Only hear the words "lets eat"
Sweeping up the dust left from the past day
A loud whistle blows
We run so we won't be late
Lining up, toe to toe, shoulder to shoulder
Raising the pride of the his great nation
A surge of water goes over my crew
The wind is both and enemy and a friend
With out it, we fail
But it makes the trek hard
Reliving the best times
Until I wake up
Into the busy life I live
I know that this is the last thing that you want to hear and believe me it is not what I want to be thinking about. Although I try to keep away from this thought I can't help but to be pulled right back to it. I know that there is nothing more I can say about this but I can't think about anything else. It is not so much the stress and fear but more of the restless energy that follows everywhere it goes. The excitation is shared across everyone and we all understand what each other are going through. For some of us this will be the best thing that has ever happened to us but for others it is a most feared day and for the rest it is some of both. But whatever happens tomorrow just remember that life will go on and whatever school you go to you will enjoy it and succeed in many aspects of your life.
Life is a game of cards.
The entire game rests on the hands of the dealer.
Some are dealt a flush.
Other have to work with what they a given.
Rising up from 2 of heart.
Only to reach to reach the 5 of clubs.
Others flash there king of diamonds
Only to look for the Ace of Spades.
But this is not normal deck of cards
This deck is of 7.1 billion
Buts its a rigged game
805 million have the 2 of hearts
while some can't count all of their Aces
We're not given the aces.
We're not given the 2's
but we're given a hand we can play.
Some fold and cannot stay.
~Rob, Jack, Matt.
As most of you know, last night was the opening night of this years musical "curtains". For all of the cast and crew it was the first day that we got to share all of our hard work with you. It is the combination of many many hours of hard work that finally came together. For me being on the tech side, many good things came out of this performance. The biggest thing was that we made all three of the screen changes that we never have made in time before. We practiced before and cut our time down a lot but we never have done it in a show and have made it for the next screen. Although it was a good performance there were many things that we could work on but why should I tell you all of our mistakes before they happen? If you want to know you will have to come to the show. We have another show tonight and saturday so dont miss it!