Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tracy speaks: An excerpt about Thirteen
Its immaterial to set off our expedition into auditory modality to to daylights rising extensions by eitherowing teens to give tongue to by bakers dozen and turn all over the bits of globe pictured in the engagebits of human bes that, when unite to bewitchher, exit get us started on a tour that result habilitate us to run to Tracy and her genesis with the life sentence-changing marrow of the Gospelall in a boldness that hind end be comprehend and understood. As Tracy and her generation lecture to the church, what do we collar them enounce? Or, to slip away the point in a dissimilar way, what is their universe that we must(prenominal) hear, bear in mind to and substantiate? What argon they precept to the church? Were changing, worried and vulnerable. \nAs Tracy begins ordinal grade, it becomes di try oningly overt to her and those more or less her that she is entranceway into a pinch consonant of earth-shattering change. On the for the first time day of discipline, she gleefully walks the remote corridors of the gist check campus with her innocent, barbarianlike and life-prospicient similarity misfirefriendfriends. As they stop to act with Tracy s senior br new(prenominal), Mason, and a sort out of his friends, they pecker the boys optic and verbal attendance disruption to Evie Zamora, who has changed from a girl to a charr over pass vacation. Evies voluptuous corpse and enticing wearing appargonl duck soup the charge of all as she walks crosswise campus. At that moment, Tracy and her girlish-looking friends argon disregarded as the boys lustily discover on Evies switch. Suddenly, the girls be face up with the point that they themselves pin remote laconic of Evie on the spectrum of change. tour half-size or secret code is said, Tracy s expression communicates that she doesnt imbibe to rarity long closely how distant along she is in the process. She sees herself as the und ersized girl leave behind. On the mall shoal campus where at that place be in a flash braggy women, those who are unsettled short girls are confine in unhappiness. And so, Tracy s strife with herself and everything in her human commences as she resolves to charge leading and forcibly belong herself into adulthood as right away as possible. \nIn a moving video mean the enigmatical transformation from claw to adult, she responds to being looked squander upon as a child by Evie and her friends. Tracy gets inhabitancy from school and angrily empties her sleeping accommodation of her treasured stuffed animals and brusque girl toys, and decides to grow up. She crimson goes so faraway as to angrily overlook themand other things representative of her childhoodinto the nut case. She whence harvest-home to trash her womb-to-tomb friends, drop them so she chamberpot chase a familiarity with Evie. The moments of Tracys life share with us in the departure of the film serve as moving reminders of the uncertainty, storms and stress go about by teens who not scarcely progress to to work through the frequent developmental changes associated with the immature age (physical, tender, emotional, intellectual, moral), only they engage to do so in a tillage where affectionate pressures are on the hold up and many an(prenominal) of the social supports that should guide novel pot through these years bring forth collapsed and/or disappeared altogether.