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    (November 9, 2004)


Tina has written an intriguing narrative paragraph about finding quiet contemplation time in her car on an autumn day.

Nothing Came to My Mind
by Tina

      What a beautiful day! I thought this should be a cold and rainy day after I watched the weather report last night, but look at the shiny sun in the turquoise sky with the wind gently blowing the colourful leaves of the maple tree. I turned into the parking lot, and turned off the engine and radio. Suddenly, everything became quiet. I shut my eyes to enjoy this unexpected peaceful moment. I didnít want to rush anymore. I changed my mind about going to the computer room to do my homework; I decided to just sit in the car and watch everything outside through the window. I didnít open my window; the glass separated me from everything. It was real but not too real for there was a bit of distance from my view. I grabbed my notebook and tried to jot down the feeling. I shut my eyes, and nothing came to my mind.

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