Day 105: Solei, Seventh Grader

[ By on March 06, 2013 ]

I recently went on an afterschool trip to The Mosholu Daycare Center. I read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin, my favorite children’s book to the children at the center. The wonder in their young eyes was so cute, it reminded me of my brother when he was younger. However, I now hate my brother, because as he grew older he became more annoying than I thought he would be. He does not appreciate these type of stories anymore, and all my baby books that I had that were passed on to him have gone to waste, due to alluring video game consoles such as PS3 and Xbox 360. I remember that I always wanted to read when I was younger, and that has not changed.

As my partner Vivian read to the kids first, I noticed that the children were very entwined in the story. They loved the pictures and thought it was fun to see them. I learned that I also missed pictures in books, and wondered why it isn’t that easy any more? I guess society expects more of us. Childhood was the last time that I was sure of what I wanted to do when I grow up. I want to make heads turn. I want more people to start flowing against the current. I want people to change. I would love to do this for the kids, so they could grow up in a different world than the one I live in, where no one is different, and uniqueness comes once in a blue moon.

Solei enjoys acting and drawing in her free time—this is because these activities help her to express her feelings and breathe when times are tough.

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