Black Ice Essay
?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. Paul?s school wanting to make a difference. To take
Paul?s did change Cary?s life, and it opened many doors for her. However these doors
were heavy and not easily moved.
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
because it knew she was not worthy.
St. Paul?s was a world unwilling to change without a fight. It was one that was out
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. Paul?s education Cary did get the credentials she needed to move on
having made her mark gave her the power and confidence that she could do most
found just the same. She learned that change was not always a bad thing and that when
people accepted her it was a good thing. She didn?t have to try to be different just to set
herself apart, that came with hard work and dedication.
While at St. Paul?s 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 couldn?t be
learned at home. From her family she learned what it was like to move on. To back away
wanting to let go.
In the end Cary did end up with want she had come to St. Paul?s 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. Paul?s with more than she ever thought