An Encounter that changed my life

Essay by francalanza22Junior High, 8th gradeB+, August 2014

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Thomas Francalanza

An Encounter That Changed My Life

It's been three years since that ghastly night, it shaped me into what I am now, not being comfortable around the countless people in the street had become a part of me, from a simple walk from my work place to my house makes me unusually un-ease knowing that even though you might have done nothing wrong, there might be someone out to get you. Somebody should have told her, right at the beginning of her life, that she would die so young, so that she could live her life to the full and knowing that her life would end in an abrupt way, but watching it happen, right in front of me changed everything in my life, it changed how I felt about people and left me traumatized.

Amy and I where co-workers at the same bank and it was a typical cold night in London.

When we left the staff party the streets where already abandoned, looking at my watch, time had passed and it was already nearly 2 o'clock in the morning. Looking at the street the city lights stand out like a busy constellation of streets and houses, quiet but beautiful. It's impossible to make sense of, except for the main strip which is a single mound of coloured, noisy light. I like that the lights don't seem to get dimmer as they get farther away. They only get smaller and smaller until they slip behind the bends at the end of the road. It was a rare sight, even though I lived there, I had never admired the beauty of the muted main street and was lost in its marvel. Walking to my car, I almost didn't realise I was there, lost in my own thoughts I...