Golden Dust

Golden Dust

Lea Hamilton, Laguna Blanca High School - 9th grade

Sometimes you wish you had a soundtrack for your life, something to follow you around and illustrate what you've done, where you've gone and what you've seen. Some people now might have their soundtracks with their iPods and MP3 players--but can they really illustrate your life the way a photograph can? My photograph illustrates my life more than any song could with sappy lyrics or a slow rhythm. This illustrates where I live, California. Not just my neighborhood, or Santa Barbara, but the whole state. In this photograph, it depicts a golden sunset, one of many that have been present; these memorable moments have also been captured by the state's nickname, The Golden State.

I live in California do you?
Where the pond waters always glisten blue
I breathe in the golden dust
I lay on the dock feeling the satin air, yes I must
Where else but California?

© 2007 Lea Hamilton, Displayed with permission.