A southern peasant with city dreams enters his desired kingdom and falls in love. It became my sanctuary; a place that I felt free to express any individuality that I had boiling inside of me. While attending Tisch last summer for their high school program, I can honestly say that it was a pleasure to feed off of the creative energy from my peers as I was challenged to improve every day. To me, NYU was a melting pot for diverse and creative individuals. It breeds an accepting nature that will blossom into innovative, astounding art. It was a well needed and appreciated change from the old environment in my high school. There, I feel limited; silenced because of narrow minded opinions and conservative backgrounds. "Yes, I want to make a short film about a demon. Yes, I am the author of 'Diary of a Rape Victim' and yes, it is abstract. Is that a problem?" Here in the peasant lands, it didn't sit well with the villagers. However, in NYU, I felt like I could paint a song with any color I pleased. I could sing a picture and explore the highest and lowest of my range. I could write a routine that wouldn't have a happy ending and I could dance a scripture to my own beat. My mind was left stimulated and was opened to a whole new perception of art and how it can be interpreted. NYU is the kingdom I've long awaited for and is the only college that will lead me to a 'happily ever after'.
I have two concerns. "Here in the peasant lands, it didn't sit well with the villagers."
Does this make me sound pretentious? Also, do you get the fairytale aspect of it?