My juicy perfection, by Maria Barbulescu, student at Gheorghe Lazar National College, Bucharest
“What the world needs is a return to sweetness and decency in the souls of its young men.” – Roman Holiday
I’d like to be a biscuit. A small, well-baked, buttered, plane biscuit. I’d live in a world full of biscuits, just like me, but each with its own tasty flavor. For instance, my best friend would be one filled with chocolate chips, because everybody knows she loves a good cup of milk.
I’d wake up in the morning feeling…well, not like P. Diddy, that’s for sure, but at least like a happy floury product. I’d open my waffle-made windows widely and look up to the bright, clear sky of the morning. It would be a blue sky, just like every sky of the world has been before we ran out of blueberries and we started using coal.
I’d have a magic mirror, made out of raindrops and tears, which would only show me the best part of myself, the one that shines throughout the entire superficial layer every biscuit has. Whenever I’d feel sad, with low self-esteem, this mirror will reflect me as a cookie, a beautiful, fat cookie, standing tall and brave against all difficulties. I’d keep every reflection in a jar, alongside my dreams and hopes, so that I’d still have memories left in case the mirror would eventually crack. I’d also keep a candy crystal ball, to help me see when the tea transport arrives in the fancy little lorries.
When I’d grow old, I’d become a gingerbread man, or a very experienced and intelligent biscuit at least. I’d buy a green walking stick to help me pursue my morning path to the coffee shop. If I’d have trouble finding one, I could always use a menthe lollipop.
I’d very much like to be a biscuit. A small, well-baked, butter, plane biscuit. And if the others would not understand my perfect little biscuit world, it would be fine, for “the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
Acest eseu este castigatorul unei mentiuni in cadrul 2011 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 11-14 ani, avand ca tema o descriere a unei lumi perfecte pornind de la 4 imagini sugestive. Premiul a constat intr-un cadou surpriza din partea librariei Carturesti, dictionare Cambridge/Oxford + CD ROM sau album British Churches, de la Fischer International , un voucher pentru achizitionarea de articole sportive din Puma – Cotroceni, un voucher de reducere 50% la orice curs de vara de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, un rucsac si alte surprize din partea British Council Romania. Dorim sa o felicitam pe Maria pentru faptul ca s-a evidentiat din peste 5100 de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!