The Paradox of Sacrifice Essay

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The wind was blowing, leaves were falling and floating around. There was a slight chilly breeze upon my neck. The sun was lowering down, it was the time of Autumn. I was outside, pressuring strikes with my sword, practicing Kendo. Kendo is swordsmanship. Soon, I became tired and was drenched in sweat. I decided to head inside my house, it was covered with the orange sunset light. As I entered, I took off my dusty equipment, and I saw I had a message. I picked up the phone and read it.
The message said, “Your appointment to see your friend at the hospital is at 7:30 PM.” I took a peek at my watch, it was 7:15 PM. I panicked, I didn’t know what to do. I quickly ran back to my Kendo equipment, and placed it in my polished steel cabinet. As I …show more content…

On a previous championship Kendo tournament, it was the final match. My partner cheered me on. I was against a student representing China. We locked on each others eyes, and gave a bow to show respect. The referee raised his flags and we began. We clashed our swords back and forth, but I nearly hit him to win. The crowd was silent for a moment, and intercom announced that two people died in a car accident near this location, and described what they looked like. Those people were my parents, and I was caught off-guard. My opponent had a chance to strike me with his sword, but failed. My partner leaped in and took the hit, she was severely injured and fainted in front of my eyes. Blood came out of her, her deep-red blood was dripping on my palm. I shook her and I screamed out, “Please wake up! Anyone but you can’t die! I don’t want to have to deal with another death!” While I was shedding tears, they cancelled the championship due to injuries, and they took my partner in the ambulance.
Waking up unconscious, it seemed I was distracted and smashed myself against a dark oak tree. I had intense pain in my leg, and when I looked down, I saw it was bleeding. My bicycle must have scratch me, but the blood wouldn’t stop dripping. When I looked at my watch, I saw it was 7:25 PM. Using my bicycle to support myself, I tried getting up on one leg, but my leg was the only thing preventing me from walking. I chose to hop on one leg

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