In life, everyone experiences pain, whether it is mental or physical pain, it is irrelevant as everyone has experienced pain. Six years ago, I made a mistake. My grandfather had recently purchased a Ranger Polaris and I was eager to ride it. He was lenient about letting me, but he decided to let me give it a try. As soon as I heard my grandfather say, “Yes…” I dashed to the vehicle and hoisted myself upward onto the seat in front of the wheel. I thrust the key into the ignition and twisted the key. The engine roared to life and a smile burst to my face. I shifted my hands around the wheel and put the Ranger into drive, I hit the accelerator, and was off. I tore down the hill, as if I was a Nascar driver, the wind let out a whistle in the background, I turned, and hit the accelerator with all my might. I overestimated the speed I was traveling and I hit the brake, but my efforts did not prevail and the vehicle slammed into the barn. I was okay, but it was one of the hardest moments of my life to tell my grandfather that I had crashed the Ranger. I originally told my grandfather that the Rangers brakes had failed to work, but that only deepened the hole I was in. In the book Tom Sawyer, Tom, the main character endures a similar experience to my own. Tom recently had run away from home and he had returned just at the brisk of his funeral. Tom lies to his Aunt by telling her about a dream he previously had about her, she forgives him and everything returns too normal. When Tom’s Aunt begins to become interested in Tom’s dream, Tom comes clean. He explains how sorry he is and how he would never think about doing what he had done every again. For a brief amount of time, Tom’s aunt is infuriated, but as she settles there is a moment of peace and she proclaimed, Kiss me again, Tom!-and be off with you to school, now, and don’t bother me any more.” The narrator continues to describe her thoughts and she finally states, “I could forgive the boy, now, if he’d committed a million sins!” To me, it is most important to always tell the truth, no matter how scary it may be, always tell the truth.
Hi! I’m Sam Breault! I’m 15 and I attend the Fenn school.