What’s up world? It’s your boy Peekay. I just came back for a 5-day trip in Boston, where I was born. I have got to tell you that I feel closer to American history! I walked the Freedom Trail, threw tea into the harbor, went to Fenway Park, and went to 2 different states Massachusetts and New Hampshire! No matter where I go, I usually find one thing uplifting about each place. I really read about how much sacrifice that everyone went through to get to this great nation! So I recommend that you all take some time this summer to see history. You appreciate different areas. On this trip, I saw where Paul Revere started his famous “The regulars are coming” march and the Boston Tea Party ship, I thought about how many great ideas start. And how leaders such as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere really took initiative to rally the troops and show the Red Coats that they are for real and started this great nation!!! Also how one decision can really make a difference in the world!!! Just like the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth in 1918 leading to the Curse of the Bambino and they got Curt Shilling and determined to knock the Yankees out on the way to winning the 2004 World Series and ending the curse! I saw many great places here, but there are a few places that stick out. Those places are Fenway Park, Freedom Trail, the Greenway, and Ward Reservation, because of their deeper meaning.
Fenway Park, not just because the Red Sox play there, but because of all the history and passion there! My Red Sox came back from the brink of elimination in the 2004 American League Championship to beat the Yankees and break the Curse and set unprecedented records to win a World Series and into a perennial competitor. When walking in, I could feel the passion and energy of gameday that vibrates through me and brightens my day. Also I can feel excitement for a new game and a new season! Despite all mistakes and everything, all players overcome adversity to become champions or become famous. That is why I watch sports so much. Also represents where you can learn from the past and better yourself. You can let things either own you, define you, or better you! Such as my seminar class freshman year only propelled me to better my writing skills!
Freedom Trail is another place I always visit in Boston, because I always appreciate and live in the moments that help build this nation and all our unalienable rights! From Paul Revere’s house to the Battle of Bunker Hill, naval history, and the graveyards freedom always ring. With these memories and initiative, I feel inspired to better myself. Since my goal is to better myself and help others out, my drive is only enhanced or augmented. And I am started to chart my trail far in life. I believe life is a trail and no matter where we go, we can choose to lead to better, worse, or no change! So let’s trail to optimism. We all have a chance to be something positive.
The Greenway, because it is a wonderful strip of parks and unique plants in the city and nature helps me calm and return to my optimism drive! When I was in Boston, I meditated and ate ice cream in the Greenway. My mind could clear the rush of the city and I felt clear. Nature helps me think straight and makes me work faster and more refreshed. Also I felt glad that we allow some health and an oasis in a busy city. So in every city, I spend a few hours in a park or in Baltimore Federal Hill and I can reflect clearer. On a larger scale, this means that there is optimism everywhere.
Finally Ward Reservation, because of the bird’s eye view of things! Not just because of the nature. The Reservation is about 25 miles northwest of Boston and I can see country and the city! The dichotomy there shows the differences in the world and how we can all be awesome and really help each other out! We are unique and don’t be ashamed of your differences!!!
There are so many deeper meanings in the world. If you look around anywhere, you can learn anything. There is more to any place than just another town.
Carpe Diem and YO YO YOLO
Meteorologist Peekay Than