Now that we’ve gotten into the last bit of the first semester, it can be hard to step back from the homework, projects, and tests (and illnesses) to take a lot around and realize that there’s a lot of beautiful things in our everyday lives. So, while working on my take-home final, I decided to record some of the beautiful things that I’ve observed in the past 24 hours.
- The way the first snowfall can turn a bunch of stressed out students into grade school kids in the playground. Of course, it’s all rain now, but that snowball fight was awesome.
- The stained glass windows and wood ornamentation in Annenberg.
- The amount of good music which is easily accessible to us, like A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, which was recorded 50 years ago on this day.
- The really good hot chocolate my friends made last night.
- It Feels Like Christmas from A Muppet Christmas Carol.
- The decorations in the Kirkland House dining hall.
- The view from the Science Center observatory.
- The fact that one of the vents in the room is emitting cool air, while the other one is emitting hot air.
- The way the rain flows down the street into the storm drains.
- The simplicity of a clean white board, and the knowledge that on the other side is a drawing of a cow.
- Knowing that you had a puppy to cheer you up when you were sick.
I hope you’re starting to feel better, and that you have some time to enjoy the Christmas season in between all the schoolwork. Finals are looming, but I know that I’ll be flying home soon after. That’s kind of beautiful too. Here’s a motivational penguin:
Formaggio di Fossa.