The distance between where we were and the ideal kept us all in a painful reaching, jumping, leaping at the sky. Lorene Cary entered St. Pauls school wanting to make a difference. To take advantage of an education, that to many black people of her time, only existed in their dreams. She felt as though this education would change her life. Bring her power. St.
Pauls did change Carys life, and it opened many doors for her. However these doors In her stay at St. Pauls Cary learned the extremes of many emotions. The guilt of thinking she had received an opportunity she didnt deserve. Fear lingering at all times, the fear of failure, of letting everyone down. Of course there were more emotions, but one was above all the rest: confidence.
Cary saw both ends of this emotion. At times she felt like she could take the school and turn it out just as she had come to do. At other times she felt as though she were trapped in a world that would swallow her whole St. Pauls was a world unwilling to change without a fight. It was one that was out to change its students. Cary and St. Pauls were stuck together like Chinese Finger Cuffs. Both were trying to pull away from the other, resisting the change that would happen to them if they were to come together. The constant pulling, however, only brought them closer together, and in the end both were changed.
From her St. Pauls education Cary did get the credentials she needed to move on to a successful college career and life. Having St. Pauls behind her, having survived, and having made her mark gave her the power and confidence that she could do most anything. Cary also learned Grace at St. Pauls. A quality she was not looking for, but found just the same.
The Essay on Fashion Time Felt Loved
At the age of twenty-four I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I had an interest in fashion, but I was uncertain what my future would hold. So I decided to go to school and major in fashion design and Merchandising. School was never my strongest point, but I knew if I wanted to have a career that was the sacrifice I had to make. I enjoyed the decision because for the first ...
She learned that change was not always a bad thing and that when people accepted her it was a good thing. She didnt have to try to be different just to set herself apart, that came with hard work and dedication. While at St. Pauls Cary also got an education in family matters. This was a lesson she did not intend to learn while being away, but it was one that couldnt be learned at home. From her family she learned what it was like to move on. To back away from her parents marital problems, as it was something she could not change.
She learned what it was like to be an outsider in your own family, and she learned the shame of In the end Cary did end up with want she had come to St. Pauls for. She just got it without knowing it at the time. She got her credentials, self-confidence, and power by making it through. Along with these things Cary gained life experiences that were irreplaceable. In my opinion she came out of St. Pauls with more than she ever thought