"Once more to the lake" by E.B White.

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"There are a few remembrances in our life like that at a lake in Maine that attract us and refresh our memory even though that happened a long time ago. "Once More to the Lake" written by Elwyn Brooks White is a wonderful recollection of summer times spent with his family, and especially with his father at the lake in Maine. Also I have some remembrances from my past that are very similar to these described by White and still fresh in my memory. Especially one when I decided to go to Poland to visit my family. That time I was so excited and so happy that I started to make baggage far before the date of the fly. The journey was long but for me it seemed like a school break that passes always very fast. Suddenly the time was slow as a turtle that hearing many voices and seeing different faces I could notice the diversity.

It was Poland, the country that is so close to my heart, and will be there forever. It was already after midnight when I got home and everybody was sleeping. That night was so quite that I could hear every breath of wind and especially the bits of my heart that were louder and louder. I knocked a window and suddenly I heard my mom's voice and then saw the light in the bedroom. I even didn't take up the baggage when they both, my mother and my father appeared next to me. My mother hugged me and kissed my cheek like every time when I was at home. I can recall that for that moment, I felt like a small kid that was mother's arms and was so happy. The remembrances of my childhood were so fresh like...