Gateway Arch

We pass by the Gateway Arch every time my family drives me to Oklahoma from our home in Michigan.  Just as it was symbolically a gateway to the west, the arch marks my journey west.  Granted, I am just going to school, not fulfilling Manifest Destiny.  Being the marker of my trips to school, the Gateway Arch inspires mixed feelings in me.  On one hand, I like my friends here in Oklahoma the enjoy the freedom of college.  On the other hand, I like my family (particularly my dogs) and my friends at work in Michigan.  Every time I pass the Gateway Arch, it is like I am switching from one side of my life to another.

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