Berenice portrait
  • Expedition: Nov 7-12, 2010
  • Berenice
  • Kingsburg HS
  • Yosemite National Park

Wilderness is super important because it shows how we were all part of it at one point. It also gives us a place to escape to and forget about ‘oh this and that’ and your hectic life. You can just come and relax and see some deer, bear (not a good idea), or some birds. You can look at natural lakes, creeks and streams that you can’t find in the city. Wilderness is something you don’t’ want to forget ever.

I learned that I can do anything if I set my mind to it. Even when people try to bring me down, I know I can do it. There is no need for me to make anyone else here happy, I just need to make myself happy and make sure I can get through anything. Everything around me made me want to scream for joy and take it in and remember everything. Like the wilderness I am free. I want to be able to live peacefully without any disturbance by humankind yet it is inevitable. They will try to crush you down like a tree in the forest but you won’t let them because you are stronger than they. I won’t let people crush me and my inner beauty or the beauty around me. I learned that not everything has to be manmade in the city to be beautiful. There isn’t a single thing here in the wilderness that can be called ugly. I would love to come here lots of times again so I don’t forget this place.

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