College Essay Help Please.
I am still working on this so any advice or recommendations would be useful. I’m a little over half done with what is below.
Hot wax flows so freely up and down so simply, almost cyclical, with just enough freedom to keep you in a trance for hours. The lights dimmed to the point everything is dark minus the soft glow of the lava lamps placed around the room. The four piece component stereo hidden in the bookshelf. The easy, magical twang of Hendrix’s lefty Stratocaster and Jimmy Page’s melodious touch for hours on end seem to make everything in life just a touch simpler. Five guitars placed in the corners of the room, one fender, two Gibson’s, and an acoustic Martin. Life was fantastic in the 60’s. There is only one problem. This isn’t the 60’s anymore. I was born over thirty years late. A half century passed before I graduate. I have always been told that I was born in the wrong generation.
The music makes me feel safe in a modern world. Media seems to be about the depression of society. The news provides the downcast messages of pain and suffering. The movies provide the violence. The parents and family represent the greed. The internet provides the access to it all. Even with all the pessimistic views, music will always provide hope. The upbeat sounds of Jefferson airplane or the rolling stones can always lift me up. The smooth guitar solo of Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eddie Van Halen’s fret board shredding speed tapping can stop the world in its tracks and forces me to get lost in the pure, raw emotion that can be expressed through an instrument.
The music, the cars, and the mood make me want to go where I know I missed. The times are said to not be as different as people imagine. Yet, it is the little things I want the most. When outside was inside and the inside was outside. I want to spend days outdoors on my bike, hiking a hill, making the outdoor world my place of peace and freedom. With video games, movies, computers with the internet who needs to ever leave the house? Who needs fresh air? Who needs to exercise outside with the indoor gyms? Value has been lost in the outdoor. Value I appreciate. I appreciate what I love. I love what makes me who I am. I am not what somebody tells me to be. I am myself.
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