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Dreams of Flying - Dennis Zuo Mr Potter AWW Dreams of...

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Dennis Zuo Mr. Potter AWW February 11, 2007 Dreams of Flying Gazing upon the thunderous ascent of our 13-feet-long hybrid-engine rocket, I couldn’t help but thank God for making my childhood dream come true. Ever since my beloved uncle left for the United States in seeks of higher education, I had always been counting days and weeks for his cheerful jokes and exquisite stamps that he sent me. Throughout my childhood, my uncle had been closest to me, thus I still remember how ambivalent I felt when I watched him departing for an unfamiliar world full of excitement and unknowns. I couldn’t foresee whether he made the right choice or not, but year after year I started to believe that no matter what happens, the die must be cast. Just as Julius Caesar once said, “Alea iacta esto”. It’s not Hollywood movies that compelled me to believe so, nor the tempting stories told about the American Dream, but simply those silent photos that my uncle took from the campus of his engineering school. Through my own eyes, I saw a world
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