The Abbey, UK

December 4th, 2014

UK

  Stepping out of the St. James Park railway station in the center of London, I cringe against the crisp evening air and tighten my coat while lively navigating the crowd of people to avoid being trampled.  As I reach the top of Tothill Street, I glance down the street to where the Great West … Continued

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           With closed-eyes and an open mind, my mind takes me back to a time where strength and hopefulness overwhelmed me. The  silk-like sand tickled my toes beneath me, the faint sounds of the waves crashing into the rocks and the birds singing beautiful melodies echoed, creating the most soothing music to my ears. I … Continued

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A remote pond sits in the midst of mint green luscious tall trees, filled with little beautiful songbirds singing the sweetest of tunes and gingerly hopping from one intertwined tree to another. The pond, pregnant with cool, crystal clear water pouring out from a young spring in the creavases on the grey, old, burdened mountain, … Continued