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IRJ-CP#12 October 21, 2009

Posted by andrewg2013 in Creative Piece.
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Conflicting Ability: An Open Habitat

The current state of his room displayed his homework and papers strewn across his long stained wood desk, and his backpack carelessly tossed on the ground. On top of his school papers, yellowed papers lay waiting to be studied. In the corner beside his desk, his baseball mitt and bat were stacked, taking up as little space as possible. His bed was wedged into the opposite corner with a nightstand and touch lamp accompanying it. A metal Yankees alarm clock set to 5:30 sat on top of a Klutz Lock Pick book. An extra pair of glasses clung onto the semi-open window shade. A random pear lay on his bed underneath his poster of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.

Hanging down from the top of his shelves full of Encyclopedia Brown, was a system of pulleys which seemed to be able to lift books up off the ground. One sock had been slid over the peg at the end of his bed and underneath, an assortment of rocks were lined up in little cubbies. Next to his sock, an open contact case was drying out. In front of his bathroom door, a folder of candy wrappers lay open on the ground.

The walls were painted a light green, and the door to his closet stood out in the low light. Next to his desk, the door that led into the hallway gave a good view of a man nearing the room.

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1. willyd2013 - October 28, 2009

His Room: What a Dreamer
This boy does not enjoy working at school or at home because he wants to fit so many other things into his busy but limited, high school life. He loves sports, especially baseball, but he tries to act discrete about it in front of his parents because they want him to focus on his academic career. They think that studying would make a better use of his time. Because of his parent’s reasoning, he has grown a deep hatred for school, and he chooses not to do well. He always puts off his studying until five minutes before his classes, and in the end, he never learns anything. He dreams of himself thirty years later, standing on the pitching mound of Yankee Stadium in his fabulous jersey. But, the boy’s parents do not want him to play any sports because they fear for his health. Born with bad eyes and severe knee and hip problems, he does not have the same physical capacity as his peers. He despises himself for this, but he never stops dreaming.
Just like any other teenager, he loves listening to music, especially the Beatles because the most popular Beatle tunes talk about girls. He greatly appreciates beautiful women. He goes to the park to watch groups of girls walk by, and he tries to flirt with them as often as possible. His friends sometimes make fun of him because he takes pleasure in reading romantic novels, but he knows that they do not want to express their love for romance because they want to protect their “reputation”. He dreams all the time about girls and his future romantic life, and he believes that his wishes will come true.

2. willyd2013 - October 29, 2009

His Room: His Dreams
This boy does not enjoy working at school or at home because he wants to fit so many other things into his busy but limited, high school life. He loves sports, especially baseball, but he tries to act discrete about it in front of his parents because they want him to focus on his academic career. They think that studying would make a better use of his time. Because of his parent’s reasoning, he has grown a deep hatred for school, and he chooses not to do well. He always puts off his studying until five minutes before his classes, and in the end, he never learns anything. He dreams of himself thirty years later, standing on the pitching mound of Yankee Stadium in his fabulous jersey. But, the boy’s parents do not want him to play any sports because they fear for his health. Born with bad eyes and severe knee and hip problems, he does not have the same physical capacity as his peers. He despises himself for this, but he never stops dreaming.
Just like any other teenager, he loves listening to music, especially the Beatles because the most popular Beatle tunes talk about girls. He greatly appreciates beautiful women. He goes to the park to watch groups of girls walk by, and he tries to flirt with them as often as possible. His friends sometimes make fun of him because he takes pleasure in reading romantic novels, but he knows that they do not want to express their love for romance because they want to protect their “reputation”. He dreams all the time about girls and his future romantic life, and he believes that his wishes will come true.


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