A Memory of Pain: Fear Rests Within

Daniel Shin '24

 

I had just turned old enough to take out my new bike for a swing in my neighborhood and I was thrilled. I could feel my blood rushing through me, wanting to take in every bit of this moment. I took a quick glance at the ground in front of me and pushed along. I had struggled in maintaining my balance at first, having to brace myself with my feet. However, gradually, I managed to make some sense of how to bend the bike to my will and quickly gained some confidence. I began to ride in circles in the neighborhood taking pride in my new skill. When, during my third time around I decided that I would for some apparent reason make a sharp turn out of the blue, and little did I know, a few seconds later I would be lying on the floor bloodied up. I got up, turned around, and went back home. After that, I decided I wouldn't get back on that dreaded thing once more.


Recent Posts

See All

Grace Petersohn '24 As we trekked through the larger-than-life pines we heard Zac calling out the code word from behind us. I and the others quickly fell to our knees to listen. We heard him once more

Eliza Meth'23 What am I afraid of? Why should I be afraid of anything? Evergreen is safe, we are here to serve the animals and protect them. Even though, well...what are we protecting them from? There