English work

Najja Hennix

March 29. 2016

English 1121/D465

Textual Analysis


Stop and Smell the Roses



Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” It used to annoy me when my grandmother would tell me to stop and smell the roses, but as I get older I truly understand what she was saying. I run through life just jumping hurdles. I am worried about my next test/work and I never stop and appreciate what I have in front of me. I am alive, young, healthy, and smart. These are all positive attributes I take for granted everyday. It is important to take time to relax and appreciate the beauty of life. This is what the poem Slow Dance by David L. Weatherford illustrates in terms of time/speeding, little moments, and appreciating life.