Free to Soar
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One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites. Multicolored creations of varying shapes and sizes filled the skies like beautiful birds darting1 and dancing. As the strong winds gusted2 against the kites, a string kept them in check.
 
Instead of blowing away with the wind, they arose against it to achieve great heights. They shook and pulled, but the restraining string and the cumbersome3 tail kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind. As the kites struggled and kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind. As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say," Let me go! Let me go! I want to be free!" they soared beautifully even as they fought the restriction4 of the string. Finally, one of the kites succeeded in breaking loose. "Free at last," it seemed to say. "Free to fly with the wind."
 
Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze. It fluttered ungracefully to the ground and landed in a tangled5 mass of weeds and string against a dead bush. "Free at last", free to lie powerless in the dirt, to be blown helplessly along the ground, and to lodge6 lifeless against the first obstruction7.
 
How much like kites we sometimes are. The heaven gives us adversity and restrictions8, rules to follow from which we can grow and gain strength. Restraint is a necessary counterpart to the winds of opposition9. Some of us tug10 at the rules so hard that we never soar to reach the heights we might have obtained. We keep part of the commandment and never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground.
 
Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing that some of the restraints that we may chafe11 under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend12 and achieve.


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1 darting darting     
v.投掷,投射( dart的现在分词 );向前冲,飞奔
参考例句:
  1. Swallows were darting through the clouds. 燕子穿云急飞。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  2. Swallows were darting through the air. 燕子在空中掠过。 来自辞典例句
2 gusted gusted     
n. 突然一阵 n. 风味 vi. 猛吹
参考例句:
  1. The wind gusted up to 45 miles an hour. 风力达每小时45英里。
  2. As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check. 一阵强风刮向风筝,一根弦控制住了风筝。
3 cumbersome Mnizj     
adj.笨重的,不便携带的
参考例句:
  1. Although the machine looks cumbersome,it is actually easy to use.尽管这台机器看上去很笨重,操作起来却很容易。
  2. The furniture is too cumbersome to move.家具太笨,搬起来很不方便。
4 restriction jW8x0     
n.限制,约束
参考例句:
  1. The park is open to the public without restriction.这个公园对公众开放,没有任何限制。
  2. The 30 mph speed restriction applies in all built-up areas.每小时限速30英里适用于所有建筑物聚集区。
5 tangled e487ee1bc1477d6c2828d91e94c01c6e     
adj. 纠缠的,紊乱的 动词tangle的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  1. Your hair's so tangled that I can't comb it. 你的头发太乱了,我梳不动。
  2. A movement caught his eye in the tangled undergrowth. 乱灌木丛里的晃动引起了他的注意。
6 lodge q8nzj     
v.临时住宿,寄宿,寄存,容纳;n.传达室,小旅馆
参考例句:
  1. Is there anywhere that I can lodge in the village tonight?村里有我今晚过夜的地方吗?
  2. I shall lodge at the inn for two nights.我要在这家小店住两个晚上。
7 obstruction HRrzR     
n.阻塞,堵塞;障碍物
参考例句:
  1. She was charged with obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty.她被指控妨碍警察执行任务。
  2. The road was cleared from obstruction.那条路已被清除了障碍。
8 restrictions 81e12dac658cfd4c590486dd6f7523cf     
约束( restriction的名词复数 ); 管制; 制约因素; 带限制性的条件(或规则)
参考例句:
  1. I found the restrictions irksome. 我对那些限制感到很烦。
  2. a snaggle of restrictions 杂乱无章的种种限制
9 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  1. The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  2. The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
10 tug 5KBzo     
v.用力拖(或拉);苦干;n.拖;苦干;拖船
参考例句:
  1. We need to tug the car round to the front.我们需要把那辆车拉到前面。
  2. The tug is towing three barges.那只拖船正拖着三只驳船。
11 chafe yrIzD     
v.擦伤;冲洗;惹怒
参考例句:
  1. The foaming waves chafe against the rocky shore.汹涌的波涛猛烈地冲击着礁岸。
  2. A stiff collar may chafe your neck.硬的衣领会擦伤你的脖子。
12 ascend avnzD     
vi.渐渐上升,升高;vt.攀登,登上
参考例句:
  1. We watched the airplane ascend higher and higher.我们看着飞机逐渐升高。
  2. We ascend in the order of time and of development.我们按时间和发展顺序向上溯。
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