Life is important. You should always have fun and new experiences, because you never know what day will be your last. You
hold grudges (怨恨). You never know what could
next. I learned all this at the age of 9.
It was the
before fifth grade. My best friend Neesah and I were playing. We got into an argument and had a
. My older cousin, Tiffany, broke up our fight. I remember Neesah storming out of my grandmother’s house saying, “I hope we never speak again!” I replied, “Good, I don’t need you as a friend!”
I went into the house and tried to calm myself. Then I
people screaming and shouting. My cousin rushed in. She said that Neesah had been hit by a street sweeper (清洁车) as she crossed the road. The driver didn’t see her. I felt
. I wished it had been
instead. It could have been avoided if we hadn’t had that argument!
When the ambulance (救护车) arrived a few minutes later, they said she was
. I was a real mess. I had to see a psychologist (心理医生) for the rest of the summer.
I miss Neesah so much and I
her always. She taught me how precious life is and that you should never hold a grudge
you never know when you’ll see that person again.