RCL Blog #2

In the first part of “It’s what I do”, Lynsey Addario provides the exposition as to how she gets involved in her career as a photojournalist and the tales of her early life. Near the end of the first part she tells an anecdote about her grandmother and he tale of forgotten passion and love in its purest form. It is added in this section as Addario is telling her audience and reminding herself not to let love and passionate kisses pass us by. If it feels right to Addario, she’s going to follow it. It’s her gut that she follows in this novel to make most of her decisions and leads her around the world into the faces of war. For Addario, he works is her passion, but she is sure to not let love slip through her fingertips. She keeps this story in her heart as to never forget to lose sight as to what is really important to her.

The story that defines my passion is being shaped as we speak. My call to action in the political realm is unfolding every day. I will never forget the days after the 2016 election. I personally didn’t go to school the next day as to take a mental health day. I remember waking up and seeing my sister and mother sitting on the couches crying. I remember turning on the news and seeing countless Americans crying as well. I called my friends and they too were shaken to their core. It reminded me how these elections affect us all. Millions of people were going to be affected negatively as a result of the election and I will never forget the pain felt by people around the country that day. That pain will always remind me as a call of action and will always be reason to fight for what I believe in and my passions.

Stories of kisses and tears are important in human lives. They both create a call to action in different ways. They are both often unforgettable turning points in a person’s life. They are reasons to fight, and reasons why I will always continue to fight for what I believe in and convey my messages in any means necessary.

One thought on “RCL Blog #2

  1. Jacob,
    Your analysis of Addario’s exposition is certainly accurate. The issues of balancing love and a professional passion will surely be a recurring theme in the rest of her memoir. It will be important to keep this in mind as Addario describes her struggles maintaining a personal and professional life.
    The spark for your passion in politics, I can see, is centered at a single moment: 2016’s election night. Your story proves that it can take such a momentous occasion to ignite a burning passion. I can’t wait to read about your takes on controversial political issues and compare them to mine and the norm.

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