I thought I would spend a few hours at Disneyland, but here I was at 1:00 A.M., closing
time, leaving the front gates with the now dark towers of the Magic Kingdom behind me.
(2) I could see tired children, toddling along and struggling to keep their eyes
open as best they could. (3) Others slept in their parents' arms as we waited for
the parking lot tram that would take us to our cars. (4) My forty-year-old feet
ached, and I felt a bit sad to think that in a couple of days I would be leaving
California, my vacation over, to go back to my desk. (5) But then I smiled to think
that for at least a day I felt ten years old again.
This example was written by Randa Holewa and used by
permission of The Write Place, URL:http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/conclude.html. It
was adapted from Basic Writing: A First Course, by Peter Carino, Harper
Collins, 1991, and used with permission by him as well.