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英語でブログを読んでみよう!2018.11.12


英語でブログを読んでみよう!

Hello!英会話のイーオンアリオ仙台泉校です。
本日のブログ担当は、アメリカ・テキサス出身のモーガン先生です。先生の出身地テキサスについて書いてあります!今回はいつもより長文になっているので、ぜひ英語の長文読解の練習も兼ねて読んでください♪そして、モーガン先生に感想を伝えてみてください♪

In my time here I have been blown away by the natural beauty of this country. I love the forests and the mountains and the oceans views.
But I find myself missing a different kind of landscape, that of the one in the western part of my homestate.
As a child, when I traveled from my hometown, which is in the Northcentral part of Texas, to my father`s hometown which lay two hours to the west, I always loved to watch the sprawling city I grew up in melt away into the rugged countryside. I loved driving along highways that went through great plains and tiny little towns and that sometimes went one foreverver in a neverending line and sometimes wove through crops of hills. In some places, engineers payed no regard to the hill that stood in the way and blasted their way through, leaving behind a very convenient highway and a huge expanse of exposed rock, which glows orange and white in the sun.
In this part of West Texas there are trees, but they are short and rough. They have to be very scrappy and lean to survive the blaxing summers and mean winters and the periods of drought that are chronic here. Sometimes, when the droughts are bad, these trees go up in flames and if they survive they are white and bare. Its a strange thing, watching the countryside recover from a wildfire, it makes you feel sad and yet hopeful at the same time. There was a very bad fire near my grandparents house back when I was in junior high school, and even today I can still see the white of the burnt trees peeking out from behind the green of the new trees.
A huge part of the economy here is energy, so when you drive anywhere you see the oil rigs pumping away. And these days you see more and more of the gigantic white windmills that remind me of flocks of white long-legged birds.
I cannot forget to mention the cactus. There are many of them where I`m from. In the summertime, they bloom and cactus flowers are some of my favorite. I miss seeing them.
Back in Texas there are more thunderstorms. I miss those too. I miss being able to sleep to the rumbling of thunder and  I miss sitting by the window watching in awe as the lightening dances across the sky.
I miss the animals from home, the armidillos, the rattlesnakes and copperheads, the coyotes, the roadrunners, the catfish, the cattle, horses, the goats, the vultures, and the deer and the wild pigs.
But most of all I miss the sky. Back home the sky is bigger. In some place it seems to stretch on forever, like the ocean does. At night when you lay out under the stars, you realize how little anything that seems wrong or unfair about life really matters. That sky taught me to dream, taught me to believe in myself, taught me to live in the present and to take life as it comes.
Right now, I`m happy in Japan and I could be happy here for a very long time. It might be years, even decades before I go home. But I know I will have to go back eventually. Many people think West Texas is boring, or ugly, or just uninteresting. But for me, this place is the one that I will always love the best.


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