I believe that everyone has a special place that calms them and brings a special kind of peace and belonging to them. The pond behind my house is this place for me, my trip out to the pond every once and a while gives me peace and time to think about everything. This place gives me a sanctuary to let all my emotions out without anyone ever seeing or knowing.
I am always thankful for this place because this pond gives me a sense of belonging. As a young child, wandering through the woods looking for some adventure, I stumbled upon this little pond. A small open field in front of the pond, with a single tree in the middle of the field. There were two chairs in front of the pond that looked old and rusted up, looked like they have with held all four seasons for many many years.
I sat in the chair for the first time and found peace immediately, and from that moment on I knew I had found something so special to me. I had felt at home when I sat in the chair I felt like nothing bad could happen to this place. I did not feel alone even though I was the only person out there. Once I felt all of this I knew this place would stay with me for a very long time. My girlfriend had just broken up with me and I didn’t know how to express my emotions. Around every person I locked away my emotions and put on a mask of happiness and acted like I wasn’t bothered by any of it. Even around my whole family there was no one I wanted to express my emotions to because I felt as if I would be bothering them. But every single day I would tell my mom “Mom I’m gunna go for a walk”, and I would take a short walk through the woods to the pond.
Out of the two chair I sit in the left one every single time. I would sit there for a couple seconds blanked face, not thinking about anything and just appreciated the scenery. But that would only happen for a couple of second and then the emotions would flood out of me like a dam being broken by all the water pressure…