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Wreck This Journal–Pages 54-57: Climb, Compost

By Megan Love Literature Art & Reason @meganm922
00 ProgressWreck this Journal
Page 54-55Climb up high. Drop the Journal.
“I’m going to climb.”

“Fear doesn’t shut you down. It wakes you up.”

“I don’t think. I just bend my knees and jump.”

“I drop into darkness.”

“…the height makes me feel alive with energy, every organ and vessel and muscle in my body singing at the same pitch.”

“I see straight to the ground. I can’t breathe. I imagine my body plummeting, smacking into the bars as it falls down…”

“I hurtle toward the ground. I feel like I am without substance, without weight…I am pure adrenaline… I crow with joy… sail parallel to the ground, like a bird.”

Clip from Entertainment Magazine about the movie: “… about 80 feet in the air, perched on the rungs of the ladder than runs up one of the wheel’s support beams.”
Divergent by Veronica Roth has a TON of quotes about climbing, being up high, heights, dropping, falling, fear, and jumping. It was the perfect book to pull quotes from. As you can see, I had more quotes than I knew what to do with. I had more stills from the movie that suited the prompt than I had space to glue them. I chose the jumping scene when Tris jumped first. I pulled a picture of her falling into the abyss. I got a clip of her and Four in the landscape when he was training her to act Dauntless to counteract his fear of heights. I have them climbing up the Ferris wheel. And I drew her bird tattoos next to the bird quote.
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Page 56-57Compost this page. Watch it deteriorate.
No. I was NOT doing that. But I chose some paints and had a blast smearing them onto the page to simulate rotting and it was fun. It was hard to choose quotes about compost, but I was able to find some that deal with compost, farming, soil, and other similar themes.
“The fields are black and ploughed and they lie like a great fan before us with their furrows gathered in some hand beyond the sky, spreading forth from that hand, opening wide apart as they come toward us like black pleats that sparkle with thin, green spangles.” Anthem, Ayn Rand

“Nothing in lost. Everything is transformed.” Antoine Lavoisier

“A Rind is a terrible thing to waste.” Pun

“There is magic in decay. A dance to be done. For the rotting..” Dan Chelotti

“What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people, this is just dirt. To a farmer, it’s potential.” Dan Zantamata

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