ephs studenet - 4 months ago
We live in an age where us teenagers hold no value for notebooks, replacing them year after year once school is over, and I was like this too until I moved and developed sentimental value towards my old notebook. Therefore, the most important item in my backpack is my 5-Star notebook. To me it’s not just a regular notebook, this notebook stores memories of my past due to it coming from the previous placed I lived in, Aurora, Colorado. I purchased it the Summer of 2018 in a Target around July when I went back to school shopping.
At first sight my notebook may not seem like much. It’s black notebook that has white/grayish designs that almost make them seem like clouds though it’s a simple design it’s also one of the reasons why I like it. Another reason my notebook is awesome is because of the color the “5 Star” lettering is in. The color is a bright green which makes it unique because usually the lettering is in plain white. One last reason the appearance of my notebook is special is because when you open the notebook there is a yellow folder. Inside this folder is a drawing of a rose my friend gave to me before I left. The reason why that drawing is special to me isn’t only because of the person who gave it to me but because of the actual rose. Roses have always been my favorite flower and I've planned of getting a rose tattooed on me since the 8th grade.
Secondly is the taste of my notebook, although I have never actually tasted it, I imagine it doesn’t taste too good. I would think it taste like a dry piece of wood like back to the time you were in grade school playing in the park and you accidently tripped and swallowed wood chips. This is the one of the few things I dislike about my notebook though I can't imagine on how you could make a piece of paper taste any better or why you would even want to.
Unlike the taste of my notebook, the touch of it is another reason I like it. It has a smooth, yet sturdy cover made of plastic which resembles the strength of it. Even though the cover is strong the inside of it is delicate, it is made up of one hundred layers of soft, thin, and fragile papers.
As to my favorite reason why I love this notebook is because of the smell of it. Have you ever bought a brand-new book and smelt it? It smells like if you just entered a fresh forest. That is the exact smell I get every time I open my notebook. The smell of my notebook also takes me back to my home in Aurora and helps me remember of all the good times I have had over the years over there. The scent of it also reminds me of the time I used to be at Aurora Central High School, having to rush taking notes for my chemistry class as I would always show up late.
The last reason why this notebook is amazing to me is because of the sound it makes and reminds me of. When I look at my notebook, I get flashbacks to being in my first period and even though it was loud I still loved that class because I sat with two of my best friends. It takes me back to when me and my friends would talk about the most pointless things, but I wouldn’t trade those moments for world. The last reason I love the sound of the notebook is because of the noise my pen would make while writing an essay. I would hear my pen engrave into the paper and immediately zone out everything else but that sound, completely losing myself in my writing.
In conclusion this notebook is mostly awesome because the smell, sound, and sight remind me of the good times I had back in my city and it’s for that reason I keep it around. Although the notebook is amazing, it is also haunting as even though it reminds me of the good times I had back in my hometown, it makes me wish I could go back there to relive those memories once more. I would not get another one of these notebooks but instead keep this one forever as there will never be a notebook like this one.